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Global internet freedom has declined for a fourth consecutive year, according to Freedom on the Net 2014, Freedom House’s annual assessment of internet user rights in 65 countries. The report finds more people being arrested for their internet activity than ever before, online media outlets becoming increasingly pressured to censor themselves, and private companies facing new demands to comply with government requests for data or deletions.

After Cameroon's National Communication Council suspsended six prominent journalists and ordered an end to key radio and TV programs, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Following reports that Gambian President Yaya Jammeh ssigned a draconian law mandating life imprisonment for individuals perceived to be LGBTI in The Gambia, Freedom House issued the following statement.

После официального предъявления уголовного обвинения в возбуждении национальной розни сотрудникам одной из лидирующих кыргызстанских правозащитных организаций и после того как стало известно, что бывшему директору проекта Freedom House также будет предъявлено обвинение, международная организация выпустила следующее заявление.

Freedom House issued the following statement after Kyrgyzstani authorities brought criminal charges against staff of a leading Kyrgyzstani human rights organization for allegedly inciting inter-ethnic hatred.

The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.

In response to today's court decision to drop the Criminal Code charges and amend the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) charges against the Zone Nine bloggers and journalists, Freedom House issued the following statement.


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