Freedom of Expression
Free speech and expression is the lifeblood of democracy, facilitating open debate, the proper consideration of diverse interests and perspectives.
Free speech and expression is the lifeblood of democracy, facilitating open debate, the proper consideration of diverse interests and perspectives, and the negotiation and compromise necessary for consensual policy decisions. Efforts to suppress nonviolent expression, far from ensuring peace and stability, can allow unseen problems to fester and erupt in far more dangerous forms.
Featured Program: Strengthening Freedom of Expression in Turkey
Turkey remains one of most challenging places in the European region to exercise one’s right to free speech and expression. Freedom House works to strengthen respect for freedom of expression in Turkey in partnership with a local organization, the Media and Law Studies Association. To learn more, visit our Europe program page.
Turkey: Büyükada Trial Verdict Lays Bare Assault on Human Rights
July 9, 2020
Brazil: Disinformation Bill Threatens Freedom of Expression and Privacy Online
June 29, 2020
Egypt: Sanaa Seif, Sister of Imprisoned Activist Alaa Abdelfattah, Detained by Egyptian Security Forces
June 25, 2020
Egypt: Rights Defender’s Relatives Arrested
June 24, 2020
Apoyo internacional a la petición para declarar inconstitucional el Decreto Ley 370 en Cuba.
June 16, 2020
International support for the petition to declare Decree-Law 370 unconstitutional in Cuba
June 16, 2020