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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House has noted complaints by the government of Turkey about Turkey being ranked “Not Free” in our report, Freedom of the Press 2014. The government’s objection that the ranking does not take into account events occurring in 2014 is misplaced, as made clear by the report.

Freedom House President David J. Kramer participates in a PBS NewsHour discussion on the U.S.' strategy towards the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's actions.

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

Freedom House welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry’s public statement on Ethiopia’s unwarranted arrest last week of nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists, who remain in custody.

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released today. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa; and deterioration in the relatively open media environment of the United States.

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released on May 1.

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