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Kazakh authorities detained and harassed at least 15 human rights activists and reporters on Kazakhstan's national independence day. 

A possible plot to subvert term limits could shape the future of democracy in the country.

Five key trends in the Chinese Communist Party’s global media campaign.

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released two independent analyses examining social media tactics used by the Russian Internet Research Agency to influence the U.S. elections.  

In this issue: Top 2018 trends in censorship, surveillance, and propaganda within China and in the Communist Party’s campaign to increase its media influence abroad, how circumvention tools are faring in the wake of a VPN crackdown and what to watch for in 2019.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the vote by the United States Senate condemning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.