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Freedom House calls on Sudan’s government to immediately release Abdulmonim Adam, a lawyer who has defended human rights activists but has been detained without charge, and to end the unlawful arrest of civilians.


El 12 de marzo de 2014, Balbina Flores Martínez representante en México de Reporteros Sin Fronteras, recibió en su oficina tres llamadas telefónicas de un hombre quien la amenazó con el siguiente mensaje: “Soy el comandante Omar Treviño, estoy cerca, en el Estado de México, vengo de Michoacán y traigo una encomienda con usted: una persona me pagó para hacerle daño. Sé quién es usted, dónde y cómo trabaja, la investigo desde hace quince días.”

Freedom House is deeply concerned about the Sudanese government’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators in Sudan. On March 12, 2014, in the latest incident, government forces fired live ammunition at university students in Khartoum, highlighting the brutality of these abuses.

We have the technology to defeat censorship. But do we have the will? Read Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen's The New York Times op-ed on the future of internet freedom, which cites findings from Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report.

Youth employability in a modern, global economy remains of paramount importance, but equally crucial is affording youth the space and investment in their principled leadership for them to have a greater say over their future.

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Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Secretary of State John Kerry, who will appear before Congress this week to discuss the proposed foreign affairs budget for fiscal year 2015.