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The latest from Freedom House:

The Obama administration is hesitant to push for democracy abroad and exercise US leadership in defense of democratic principles, observes Daniel Calingaert in his op-ed for Global Post.

Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president at Freedom House, speaks to CTV about declines in freedom around the world. Click here to watch the interview.

Marked by intensified repression in Eurasia and the Middle East, the state of freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2013, according to Freedom in the World 2014, Freedom House’s annual report on global political rights and civil liberties.

Marked by intensified repression in Eurasia and the Middle East, the state of freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2013, according to Freedom in the World 2014, Freedom House’s annual report on global political rights and civil liberties.

Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa recovered last year from earlier violence, but Freedom in the World 2014 found that the improvements were outweighed by crackdowns and new civil conflicts in other parts of the continent.

Freedom in the World 2014 found that with the notable exception of Tunisia, political rights and civil liberties fared poorly in MENA countries, as antidemocratic forces reasserted themselves.

The past year continued the dispiriting trend, with 54 countries registering declines in political rights and civil liberties compared with only 40 countries registering gains,  note David J. Kramer and Arch Puddington in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

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