With violence intensifying in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek today, Freedom House calls on both the Kyrgyz authorities and the opposition forces protesting throughout the country to exercise maximum restraint,
Freedom House condemns the violent attacks on peaceful protesters in Egypt today and urges the United States government to speak up clearly and firmly for the rights of Egyptians to free expression and assembly.
Freedom house condemns the Chechen government’s attempts to further curtail freedom of expression in Chechnya by vowing to identify and silence internet bloggers critical of President Kadyrov and members of his administration.
A joint letter signed by more than 25 organizations and individuals was delivered today to President Obama urging him to immediately fill the still-vacant position of U.S. Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom
New draft legislation in Estonia allowing for criminal prosecution of journalists who refuse to reveal sources is a troubling backslide for press freedom and should be rejected by parliament, said Freedom House.