The latest from Freedom House:

As India marks 70 years of independence, its democratic institutions are suffering from weaknesses that the government has done little to address.

Populist forces are expected to suffer another defeat in next month’s German elections, but the factors that fueled populism’s rise have not disappeared.

America’s formal greetings to the world no longer stress the importance of democratic institutions.

Onerous new regulations threaten to cripple Ukraine's civil society sector, particularly affecting groups engaged in the fight against corruption.

At a time where Moldova is exceptionally vulnerable to pressure from Russia, a new NGO draft law poses serious threats to fundamental freedoms.

The United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Mark Green to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Venezuela's sham elections on Sunday led to the death of 130 protestors and the arrest of at least 5,000.