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Freedom House continues to mourn the death of Natalya Estemirova, a dedicated and courageous human rights defender, whose life was tragically cut short because of her efforts to reveal human rights abuses in Chechnya.

The Obama administration’s high-profile initiatives to embrace Africa have given short shrift to ethical leadership, democracy, and good governance.


With the passing this week of Eduard Shevardnadze, the former foreign minister of the Soviet Union and one of the principal architects of the Cold War’s remarkably peaceful end, the world has lost a skilled and visionary practitioner of diplomacy who helped bring about the most important transition in global politics in the second half of the 20th century.

Myanmar's sentencing five journalists to 10 years imprisonment for doing their job is a huge blow for press freedom in Myanmar and reverses signs of positive change.

The press has a special responsibility to shine the spotlight on multinational corporations that collaborate with the agents of dictatorship.

This year’s event honors Kenyan activist Maina Kiai and Congressman Frank Wolf with keynote remarks provided by former Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, his first address in the United States since his December 2013 release.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the fierce critic of the Kremlin who was imprisoned for 10 years on politically motivated charges, will make his first major address in the United States since his release when he gives the keynote speech at the Freedom House Annual Awards Dinner on October 1.

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