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In response to the detention in Brazil of a Facebook executive for an alleged failure to comply with a court order, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Freedom House issues the following statement in response to Senegal prohibiting a February 27 protest by opponents of shortening  presidential terms to five years from seven

In response to Iran’s continued detention of two American citizens, Siamak Namazi and Baquer Namazi, and hundreds of other political prisoners, Freedom House made the following statement:

Freedom House marks the one year anniversary of the murder of prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 

Ukraine's National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting announced it would propose a ban work by foreign citizens working in Ukrainian media.

In response to the Turkish Constitutional Court’s ruling that the detention of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül violated guarantees of freedom of the press and expression, Freedom House issued

United States President Barrack Obama has announced a plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.


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