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The latest from Freedom House:

There is some hope that the winner of next week’s presidential by-election could reverse recent declines in Zambia’s democratic standing, but a number of factors are working against such a positive outcome. 

Freedom House issued the following statement after Belarus’ Minsk Economic Court to fined the Logvinau Publishing House 1 billion rubles (about $90,500) for the unlicensed sale of books. 

In response to Saudi Arabia sentencing the blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes for allegedly insulting Islam, and authorities publicly flogging him today, Freedom House issued the following statement. 

 Freedom House condems the horrific attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left at least 12 dead and 20 others wounded. 

In response to Gambia shutting down of the independent Teranga radio station after a failed coup last week against President Yahya Jammeh, Freedom House issued the following statement. 

Freedom House issued the following statement after Cuban authorities detained journalist journalist Reinaldo Escobar and stationed police outside the home of political dissidents.

Interview with: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights and President of Freedom House 

Interviewer: Zachary Laub, Online Writer/Editor 

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