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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House is pleased to announce that Susan Corke has joined the organization as the new head of its Eurasia programs.

Freedom House expresses deep concern over the latest attack on a Russian human rights activist, this time against Bakhrom Khamroyev outside his home in Moscow. Freedom House calls for a full and transparent investigation so that the perpetrators are held accountable – in this and in all other instances where activists have been attacked.

Cubans do not believe they will benefit from Raul Castro’s economic reforms, and many fear that their personal situation will become worse, according to a special report – Real Change for Cuba? How Citizens View Their Country’s Future – released today by Freedom House.

Freedom House opened its newest office this week in Vilnius, Lithuania in a ceremony featuring Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis and Freedom House Executive Director David J. Kramer. The office will focus on ways to promote democratic reform and human rights in neighboring Belarus, a country suffering under the dictatorial rule of President Aleksandr Lukashenka. The activities of the office will be focused on assisting the Belarusian nation in reaching its true potential as a full-fledged member of the European family, upholding true democratic values and civil liberties.

Testimony by Sanja Kelly, Freedom House Senior Researcher and Managing Editor, Freedom on the Net Survey on internet freedom and some of the most common obstacles, June 3, 2011

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