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Russian President Vladimir Putins proposals to strengthen government powers could further erode Russia's already fragile democracy and turn the country into an authoritarian state, warned Freedom House today.
The Mexican Government should immediately begin a full investigation into alleged incidents of torture by police during an international summit meeting in Mexico in May, Freedom House said today. The release this week of a special report examining the allegations is a welcome first step in preventing future acts of abuse.
While independent media in Iraq have enjoyed unprecedented growth since Saddam Hussein's downfall, ongoing violence and a largely unregulated media environment are blocking the path toward greater press freedom, according to a Freedom House report issued today.
Leaders of several non-governmental organizations today urged United Nations to oppose efforts by the government of Vietnam to sanction the Transnational Radical Party (TRP), an Italy-based nongovernmental organization accredited with the UN.
Freedom House, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization, will begin training Nigerian journalists in human rights reporting.
Democracy and freedom of expression are increasingly under assault in Russia, according to participants at a Freedom House roundtable discussion that took place today in Moscow.
On the fifth anniversary of Iranian student protests, Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom has called upon the government of Iran to free 40 people recently identified by the European Union as prisoners of conscience.


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