The degree of press freedom in the world declined in 1998, according to a survey of the news media issued today by Freedom House.
Freedom House, a leading advocate for democracy and freedom around the world, urged the United Nations to conduct a special investigation of human rights abuses in Cuba.
Human Rights Group the Target of Slander Campaign
Freedom House reports largest ever number of free countries, highest proportion of world's population living in freedom
A major new assessment of the state of political rights and civil liberties finds that a majority of United Nations member states suffer from a weak rule of law and from significant violations of civil liberties and political freedoms.
Economic recovery linked to political reform and anti-corruption efforts, Freedom House says.