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In his upcoming trip through Africa, President Bush should commit additional resources to democratic development and call upon African nations to improve respect for political rights and civil liberties on the continent, Freedom House said today.
The upcoming Thessaloniki summit offers an opportunity for the EU to demonstrate strategic vision for the Balkans, but is Brussels up to the challenge?
Officials in Kyrgyzstan are systematically threatening media outlets with legal action, effectively shutting down independent press in the country and leading to an overall decline in citizen access to information, Freedom House said today.
On its face, the June 1 summit in St. Petersburg between Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin was a success.
Freedom House today expressed deep concern over an increase in attacks against human rights defenders and independent media in Kyrgyzstan.
President Bush Urged to Place Russia's Democratic Performance on Summit Agenda
Delegation led by Martin Lee to meet with U.S. officials on controversial law, Press briefing June 2, 2003