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Freedom House urges participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to make clear that the decision of Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev to sign a repressive new internet law does not bode well for the success of Kazakhstan’s upcoming chairmanship of the OSCE.

Barack Obama will make his first stop in Sub-Saharan Africa as U.S. president when he arrives tomorrow in Ghana, one of only 10 countries that Freedom House rates as Free in the region. Obama said he chose Ghana to highlight a country that is governed effectively, where leadership is accountable to the people and institutions are stronger than any one person.

Freedom House calls upon government-controlled media in China to stop contributing to the tensions fueling deadly clashes between minority Uighurs and the ruling Han Chinese.

A new Freedom House website examines the human rights and democracy promotion work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with a special emphasis on Kazakhstan’s upcoming chairmanship of the international body.

Freedom House welcomes reports that U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a major foreign policy address in Moscow next week aimed at changing Russian perceptions that a stronger U.S. equates to a weaker Russia.

The Obama administration's first democracy assistance funding request signals a strong start which should be matched with an equally robust diplomatic push to support democracy and human rights activists worldwide, said Freedom House in a special report released today.

Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new Freedom House study finds widespread declines in democracy from Central Europe to Eurasia, with Russia ranked as a consolidated authoritarian regime for the first time.

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