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Following Belarus’ release of six political prisoners, the U.S. Treasury partially lifted sanctions against nine Belarusian companies. 

Internet freedom improved in India for the second consecutive year in 2015, even as more governments worldwide censored information of public interest and expanded surveillance.

Internet freedom around the world declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools, according to Freedom on the Net 2015, released today by Freedom House.

Freedom House strongly opposes the election of Burundi, Ethiopia, and Togo to the UN Human Rights Council. 

The Turkish government has taken over Koza İpek Holding, one of Turkey’s largest companies, owns the Kanaltürk and Bugün TV channels. 

It is essential that Côte d’Ivoire's presidential elections on October 25 are free, fair and take place in a peaceful environment.

As Tanzanians head to the polls on October 25 in what may be the most closely-contested presidential elections in the history of the country’s multi-party democracy, Freedom House issued the follow


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