Freedom House commends the African Union for its assertive engagement in the electoral process of the Democratic Republic of Congo's recent presidential election.
Following demonstrations protesting dramatically higher fuel costs, the government of Zimbabwe has fired on citizens and shut down social media platforms.
Though the United Nations is an imperfect body, UN special rapporteurs play an important role by examining potential human rights violations.
South Africa takes its seat on the UN Security Council this week for the third time since its founding elections in 1994.
Kazakh authorities detained and harassed at least 15 human rights activists and reporters on Kazakhstan's national independence day.
The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released two independent analyses examining social media tactics used by the Russian Internet Research Agency to influence the U.S. elections.
Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the vote by the United States Senate condemning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.