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The latest from Freedom House:

The Coalition to Defend Free Speech condemned today's vote at the UN General Assembly to approve a resolution urging nations to take action against speech defamatory of religion.
Freedom House is deeply disturbed by the Kyrgyzstan government's decision to suspend transmission of Radio Azattyk, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Kyrgyz service, until it submits its programs for prior approval.
China's Communist authorities are once again blocking the websites of foreign news media including the Chinese-language versions of the BBC and Voice of America, after a brief period of relative openness surrounding the Olympics in August.
Freedom House praises the courage of 300 Chinese citizens who marked International Human Rights Day by issuing a major political statement calling for China's one-party rule to be replaced with a democratic system that respects human rights.
Freedom House Deputy Executive Director Thomas O. Melia examined the globalization of authoritarianism and the future of democracy assistance at an event at the National Press Club December 10.

Freedom House Deputy Executive Director Tom Melia

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we should first and foremost celebrate that the world has come a long way, not only in terms of recognizing the importance