In his upcoming trip through Africa, President
Bush should commit additional resources to democratic development and call
upon African nations to improve respect for political rights and civil
liberties on the continent, Freedom House said today.
Officials in Kyrgyzstan are systematically threatening media outlets with legal action, effectively shutting down independent press in the country and leading to an overall decline in citizen access to information, Freedom House said today.
Freedom House today called on the government of Kazakhstan to immediately stop harassing independent media, and to foster an environment that respects the rights of all citizens to freedom of expression.