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Two UN watchdog organizations today urged the United Nations General Assembly to reject five candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council- Libya, as well as Angola, Malaysia, Mauritania, and Qatar.

Global press freedom declined in 2009, with setbacks registered in almost every region of the world, according to a Freedom House study released today. The study, Freedom of the Press 2010: A Global Survey of Media Independence, reported that press freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year, producing a global landscape in which only one in six people live in countries with a Free press.

Freedom House is dismayed with the Kazakhstani Supreme Court’s decision not to re-consider the case of prominent human rights activist Yevgeniy Zhovtis.

Freedom House strongly condemns calls yesterday by members of the Egyptian Parliament to use live ammunition against pro-democracy demonstrators
Freedom House is disappointed with the decision by Indonesia's constitutional court not to overturn the country's archaic blasphemy law.
Freedom House praises the 2009 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Annual Report,
Despite a record-setting $3.3 billion request for democracy assistance by the Obama administration in the FY 11 budget

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