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Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 as more governments aggressively targeted social media and communication apps.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

En reacción a la victoria de Daniel Ortega en las elecciones presidenciales de Nicaragua, que le conceden un tercer mandato consecutivo, y son consideradas fraudulentas por la mayoría de los observadores, Freedom House emite el siguiente comunicado:

Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua since 2007, has won a third presidential term in elections widely viewed as fraudulent. 

Moldova's promised reforms have been undermined by journalists’ lack of access to key information and the Central Electoral Commission's failure to respond to reporting on candidates' corruption.

Turkish police took 11 members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the third largest party in parliament, into custody November 4. 

The government of Azerbaijan has continued an onslaught of harrassment and threats against human rights lawyers who represent political prisoners. 


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