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What can people do to help imprisoned Belarusian human rights defenders? "Everyone should pose this question to him or herself, and relying on their own possibilities and abilities, do as much as possible to help and support," states Natallia Pinchuk, wife of imprisoned Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, in an interview with Freedom House.

“I’ve never witnessed a more excited and empowered group of activists” than in Libya, stated Joyce Kasee, Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace, at a discussion co-hosted by Freedom House, Atlantic Council, and Project on Middle East Democracy on the role of civil society in Libya’s transition.

In a new report, Freedom House analyzes the international affairs budget and urges Congress to fully fund the president’s request for these programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.

The intensifying assault on civil society around the world calls for a firm international response, argues Daniel Calingaert in a policy brief for Freedom House.

Last week’s military removal of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has plunged the country into chaos and political uncertainty. Freedom House is monitoring the situation in Egypt closely and will post updated content on our website frequently. Click here to find links to our most recent statements, blog pieces, and reports on the subject.

On June 26, UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Freedom House stands in solidarity with victims of torture, and with the activists who work to rehabilitate victims and to eliminate torture around the world.

Freedom House released the 2013 Nations in Transit report at a conference at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels. Policy makers, analysts and representatives from the region discussed ways to support democratic transformations in the region.

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