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As Ukrainian citizens prepare to vote in important national elections in October, the country's news media is under increasing assault, threatening the chances for a fair electoral contest, according to a new Freedom House report issued today.
The recent Istanbul summit of NATO states underscored a dichotomy in host Turkey's relations with the West.
The recent murder of a prominent newspaper editor in Tijuana, Mexico underscores the urgent need for the Mexican government to address ongoing threats to journalists, Freedom House said today.
While visiting Sudan this week, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan should call on the international community to do much more to put a stop to the ongoing atrocities in the Sudanese province of Darfur, Freedom House said today.
Political freedom in Central Asia was already limited before the Georgian revolution.
The EU's new borders are there for a reason: On the other side are countries with a critical "democracy gap."