Freedom House is disturbed by preliminary assessments of the Azerbaijan election from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the U.S. State Department, which chose to emphasize moderate improvement in technical aspects of the vote rather than the authoritarian context in which it occurred.
The Southern African Development Community must break its silence and publicly condemn Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for provocative actions that have endangered a power-sharing agreement negotiated by SADC envoy Thabo Mbeki.
Freedom House is part of a new coalition seeking to safeguard freedom of speech and freedom of expression from an international campaign that aims to limit and in some cases criminalize criticism of religion.
A new report from Freedom House finds that Kazakhstan has not made progress toward meeting international standards for democracy and rule of law, despite the reform commitments it made last year to win the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2010.
Freedom House urges the international community to strongly condemn the Egyptian government for its increasing efforts to intimidate independent journalists and curtail free speech as seen in the current case of Ibrahim Eissa.