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While Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has been promoting himself through a public-relations campaign abroad, he has ratcheted up the suppression of critical voices within his own country. In Freedom House’s recently released report Freedom of the Press 2014, Ecuador was rated Not Free for the second consecutive year. And as the report suggests, the developments over the past year were more disturbing than just a continuing negative trend.

With the decision by Thailand's Constitutional Court to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Freedom House calls for restraint from all sides ahead of upcoming pro-government demonstrations this weekend

While Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has been promoting himself through a public-relations campaign abroad, he has ratcheted up the suppression of critical voices within his own country. In Freedom House’s recently released report Freedom of the Press 2014, Ecuador was rated Not Free for the second consecutive year. And as the report suggests, the developments over the past year were more disturbing than just a continuing negative trend.

David J. Kramer testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on how the U.S. can help support democracy in Ukraine.

While voters in tomorrow’s elections face a very real choice in terms of the economic future of the country, parties have been less vocal about how they plan to address the current threats to South Africa’s democracy.

The decision by an Azerbaijan court to send to prison eight young men who protested corruption and lawlessness exposes the authoritarian character of the government and the corruption of the country’s judicial system

The Bolotnaya case represents how average Russian citizens can fall victim to Russia’s crackdown on civil society.

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