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Freedom House joins the call by European Monitoring Network (ENEMO) for Civic Activists, Parliament, Media, and Election Officials to actively ensure an end to intimidation and media bias in Round Two of Ukraine's Presidential Elections
Progress for women in Egypt remains impeded by large gaps in basic public knowledge, according to a new Freedom House study released today.
Freedom House has expressed concern over Ukraine's deportation of an election trainer on Tuesday.
Freedom House today criticized President Alexander Lukashenka of Belarus over recent statements by him suggesting officials violate democratic standards in the legislative election and presidential referendum scheduled for October 17. The referendum seeks to remove constitutional term limits for Lukashenka, paving the way for indefinite rule.
The parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan earlier this month took a familiar and disappointing shape.
By labelling the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan a "genocide," U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has raised the hopes of millions of traumatized Sudanese.
As citizens of the Euro-Atlantic community of democracies, we wish to express our sympathy and solidarity with the people of the Russian Federation in their struggle against terrorism.

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