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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).
Despite overall improvements in press freedom in the Middle East and North Africa over the last several years, the region continues to rank the lowest for press freedoms in the world, according to a major study released today by Freedom House. However, there are a number of countries that are close to an upgrade from Not Free to Partly Free status, if a few key reforms are implemented.
On April 27, 2006, at the Museum Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, the nongovernmental organization and independent think tank Freedom House will hold a roundtable discussion and press conference to share the findings of its annual surveys on political rights and civil liberties.
On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Freedom House will co-host a reception to welcome participants of North Korea Freedom Week and acknowledge the contributions US Congressional leaders, visiting Japanese Parliamentarians, and NGO leaders from the US, Japan, and South Korea have made to the issue of human rights in North Korea.


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