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Freedom House urges the United States House of Representatives to adopt a bill that would help American technology companies resist pressure to cooperate with repressive regimes.
The international community should mark Cuba Solidarity Day on May 21 by pressing the country’s government to immediately release all political prisoners and to lift all travel restrictions on its citizens.
The United Nations General Assembly should seize an opportunity to improve the credibility and composition of the United Nations Human Rights Council this week by rejecting countries with poor human rights records.
Freedom House welcomes the increased openness that China is demonstrating by allowing both local and international media to cover the effects of the country’s earthquake, and calls on China’s government to maintain greater transparency.
Freedom House strongly urges the World Health organization to allow Taiwanese journalists to cover the organization’s annual assembly in Geneva May 19-24.
The U.S. Congress increased funding globally for democracy and human rights promotion in fiscal year 2008, but cut funding to Sub-Saharan Africa where democracies are in the minority.
Freedom House calls on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to live up to the principles in its own charter by demanding that member country Burma allow international aid workers immediate access to cyclone victims.

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