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The latest from Freedom House:

Manouchehr Mohammadi, an Iranian student activist who recently arrived in the United States, will be holding a press conference at Freedom House on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 1 pm.
The American government should withhold foreign assistance under the Millennium Challenge Account from countries which fail to meet reasonable standards of political rights and civil liberties, Freedom House said today.
Mali's forthcoming agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which will fund poverty reduction projects in the country, is well deserved, Freedom House said today.

The notion that democratic governments, including the United States, should promote democracy abroad has come under intense criticism.

Of all the sectors hit by the repressive backlash of autocratic regimes in the former Soviet Union, news media have suffered most.

Around the time of the Soviet Union's disintegration, a friend predicted that communism would eventually make a comeback, "only the next time without the stupidities."

Hungary's courageous freedom fighters of 1956 were honored today by Freedom House.