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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House is part of a new coalition seeking to safeguard freedom of speech and freedom of expression from an international campaign that aims to limit and in some cases criminalize criticism of religion.
The U.S. Senate should pass legislation immediately that shields American authors from libel judgments handed down in countries with less free speech guarantees than the United States.
A new report from Freedom House finds that Kazakhstan has not made progress toward meeting international standards for democracy and rule of law, despite the reform commitments it made last year to win the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2010.
Freedom House urges the international community to strongly condemn the Egyptian government for its increasing efforts to intimidate independent journalists and curtail free speech as seen in the current case of Ibrahim Eissa.
The actions of Burma's junta in the year since it lethally suppressed mass pro-democracy demonstrations have further cemented its standing as one of the world's most repressive regimes.
The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is growing more desperate as the country's political parties wrangle over cabinet positions.
The success of Zimbabwe's power-sharing agreement--which includes some positive elements, some concerning items, and some glaring omissions--depends heavily on the division of ministries and whether civil society is allowed to play a significant role in shaping its implementation.