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With little less than a month until presidential elections in Kazakhstan, official restrictions on independent media freedoms are threatening the chances of a free and fair vote, Freedom House said today.
Only countries with a demonstrated commitment to democratic reform should be eligible for U.S. foreign assistance provided by the Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC), Freedom House said today.
Freedom House, together with the Madrid-based Fundacion para los Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), will hold conference on November 8 in Brussels, Belgium focusing on transatlantic cooperation in support of democracy in Cuba.
The European Parliament's decision to award Cuban activists its annual Sakharov Prize is a highly deserved honor, but the European Union must do more to hold the Cuban government accountable for its ongoing human rights abuses, Freedom House said today.
While the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet tomorrow to examine Syria's alleged role in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Freedom House is making available background reports on Syria's governance and the state of political and civic freedoms in the country.
With less than three weeks until parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the authorities' restrictions ona range of rights cast serious doubt on the ability of average Azeri citizens to enjoy a free and fair vote on November 6, Freedom House said today.
The trustees and staff of Freedom House mourn the deaf of our colleague, and friend Penn Kemble. Over the course of four decades, Penn played a vital role in the struggle for freedom, both in the United States and in those parts of the world where dictatorship and repression hold sway.

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