Nicaragua's authoritarian regime continues to stifle opposition as a judge gives hefty prison sentences to three key farmworker leaders for their participation in peaceful anti-government protests.
Turkish prosecutors have just announced the indictment of 16 civil society leaders in connection with the 2013 Gezi Park protests.
Freedom House calls on authorities to immediately release Maria Ressa, drop all related charges filed against her and other Rappler reporters.
Ethiopia's new law is the Ahmed administration's first major reform measure taken towards ensuring a more open operating environment for civil society.
Challenges to American democracy are testing the stability of its constitutional system and threatening to undermine political rights and civil liberties worldwide, according to the latest edition of Freedom in the World.
The Angolan parliament recently adopted a new Penal Code decriminalizing same-sex activities and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Freedom House commends the African Union for its assertive engagement in the electoral process of the Democratic Republic of Congo's recent presidential election.