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The latest from Freedom House:

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. 

The country was not always an implacable foe of human rights on the international stage. 

In response to Ethiopia being selected for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) threshold program, which assists countries to become eligible for substantial MCC financial support, Freedom

Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov faces accusations of allegedly displaying “extremist” symbols.