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Despite a new constitution that promises formal protections for some civil liberties, Egypt remains stalled on the roadmap to democracy that the military-dominated government outlined in July, according to Freedom House’s Egypt Democracy Compass.

 

This post originally appeared in the American Interest.
Democracy and freedom are in decline around the world. What should the United States do to reverse this trend? Better yet, what shouldn’t it do?

 

In a special report, “Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey,” Freedom House documents the links between government pressure on journalists, publishers and media groups, and Turkey’s democratic crisis.

Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists and media owners who dispute government claims, deepening the country’s political and social polarization, Freedom House concludes in a report issued today.

 

Washington – 3 Şubat 2014 – Freedom House tarafından bugün açıklanan raporda, hükümetin eylemleri konusunda kamuoyunda yürütülen tartışmayı daraltmak ve hükümetin iddialarına muhalefet eden gazeteci ve medya kuruluşu sahiplerini cezalandırmak için Türkiye hükümetinin medya üzerindeki ağırlığını orantısız bir şekilde kullanarak ülkedeki siyasi ve sosyal kutuplaşmayı daha da derinleştirdiği sonucuna varılmıştır.

A new Freedom House report finds Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists who dispute government claims.

Freedom House joined leading human rights and LGBT groups in calling on key corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics to speak out against discrimination, harassment and threats against LGBT people in Russia.

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