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Chinese journalists face greater repression today than in 2001 when their country was awarded the Olympic Games, with authorities accelerating their media crackdown before the opening ceremony August 8.
The United States must pair its tough rhetoric on promoting democracy in the Middle East with genuine actions that support the region's democratic activists, such as Egyptian political prisoner Ayman Nour.
Today's arrest of Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, is a triumph for the international community and Serbia's new government.
By deploying Zimbabwe's security forces against the political opposition and voters, Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party effectively carried out a coup d'état on June 27.
Freedom House is deeply saddened by the passing of Bronislaw Geremek, an ardent champion of democracy and human rights in Central Europe.
Civil society groups in Jordan fear that, if passed, the so-called Societies Law would effectively turn independent organizations into an extension of the Jordanian government...
China's decision to block dissident lawyers from meeting with two U.S. lawmakers underscores how critical it is for U.S. President George W. Bush to meet with Chinese dissidents when he visits Beijing for the Olympics.


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