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On the eve of Russian presidential elections, the government under President Vladimir Putin is sliding dangerously closer to authoritarianism and further undermining Russia's democratic consolidation, new Freedom House studies reveal.
Moroccan participants in a recent study show broad, yet qualified, support for women's rights, revealing important insight into popular attitudes toward gender equality in a key Arab country.
Law enforcement bodies in Kyrgyzstan must cease using torture and other cruel, inhumane, and degrading forms of punishment of accused offenders, Freedom House said today.
Freedom House mourns the passing of Dr. Slobodanka (Boba) Nedovic, founder and President of the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) in Belgrade, Serbia, on January 24.
During their meeting next week in Moscow, Secretary of State Colin Powell should express grave concern to President Vladimir Putin about the continuing erosion of democracy in Russia, Freedom House said today.
Leaders at the Special Summit in Monterrey, Mexico should focus significant attention on the emerging and troubling trends in democracy in the region, Freedom House said today.
The government of Nigeria should adopt a proposed Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) in order to promote government accountability, transparency, and citizen participation in the democratic processes, Freedom House said today.

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