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Fareed Zakaria looks at the Freedom House Freedom in the World report that indicates that autocracy is on the rise. What countries are hurting the cause of freedom?

Democracy has been under threat around the world for many years from authoritarian rulers, military leaders and terrorist groups. Last year the pressures intensified significantly.

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Karin Karlekar, Project Director of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House, was interviewed by the Council on Foriegn Relations on the future of journalism in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. 

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Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.

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