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Press freedom in Mexico has drastically declined in Mexico over the past decade, and although journalism is flourishing in some aspects, the environment for media has become dangerous, unstable, and insecure.

Freedom House has received a $50,000 donation from the Jyllands-Posten Fond to renew its support for Freedom of the Press, Freedom House’s annual survey of media independence.

Although Egyptian authorities have taken basic procedural steps such as adopting a constitution and holding a presidential election, Egypt is now much farther from genuine democracy than it was immediately after the coup. See the June 2014 edition and a 12-month review of the Egypt Democracy Compass,


Press freedom in Mexico has drastically declined in Mexico over the past decade, and although journalism is flourishing in some aspects, the environment for media has become dangerous, unstable, and insecure.

After two weeks of sporadic rioting and legal wrangling, Malawi inaugurated its fifth president on June 2 in Blantyre. Although he received just 36.4 percent of the vote, Arthur Peter Mutharika’s victory has now been accepted by all sides, including the incumbent, Joyce Banda. The last two months have been a political rollercoaster for Mutharika, but he must now turn to the uphill battle of healing divisions and creating the consensus he will need to govern effectively.

Freedom House encourages the Ukrainian Rada to ratify the Rome Statute without delay and send a clear signal that there should be no impunity for human rights abuses in Ukraine or elsewhere.

This generous gift reflects the Board of Trustees’ commitment to build on Freedom House’s record and to stay at the forefront of the struggle for freedom around the world.

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