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Freedom House sent a letter today to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, urging the US government to immediately appoint a special representative to serve as an envoy to the recently established UN Human Rights Council.
Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom today released a report analyzing a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in use during the current academic year in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary students. The textbooks promote an ideology of hatred toward people, including Muslims, who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.
Freedom House applauds the Nigerian Senate's decision to reject a bill that would have amended the Constitution to allow President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek a third four-year term.
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has not met his pledge to enact far-ranging media reforms, including the privatization of state-owned media, the conversion of state television to public television, and a new media law, Freedom House asserted today.
La libertad de prensa sufrio importantes retrocesos en America Latina en general y Mexico en particular durante el 2005. Asi lo muestra la encuesta global sobre Libertad de Prensa elaborada por Freedom House y dada a conocer el 27 de Abril recien pasado.
Freedom House will address Armenian parliamentarians to release the findings of its annual Nations in Transit survey focusing on the "Practice vs. Promise" of democratic governance in Armenia during the past year.
Press freedom suffered setbacks in a number of important countries in Asia and Africa in 2005, including some that had previously registered improvements, according to a major study released today by Freedom House. The most significant declines occurred in Asia (East Timor, Nepal, the Philippines, and Thailand), Africa (Uganda, Botswana, and Ethiopia), and the former Soviet Union (Russia and Uzbekistan).

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