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The situation for human rights activists in Mexico remains grave as evidenced by the murder of Nepomuceno Moreno, who was shot to death while crossing the street in Hemosillo, Mexico.

Recent Russian media coverage of Vladimir Putin reveals three key aspects to understanding its contemporary media system.

The fatal stabbing of Azerbaijani journalist Rafig Taghi is a blow to press freedom and the latest in a series of troubling events that underscore the worsening human rights situation in Azerbaijan.

Hillary Clinton’s impending visit to Burma will be the first by a U.S. secretary of state in 50 years. It comes after a year of tentative reform by a nominally civilian government that has raised hopes for a more comprehensive political opening, but this optimism needs to be tempered by caution.

In advance of the first visit by a United States Secretary of State to Burma in 50 years, Freedom House urges Secretary Hillary Clinton to seize this critical moment and push for greater human rights and democratic reforms in the country.

Freedom House condemns yesterday’s sentencing of Ales Bialiatski, prominent Belarusian human rights defender and head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna,” to 4.5 years in prison on politically motivated charges and calls for his immediate release.