May 1 2013 - 10:15am

Freedom House held a press conference to release the findings of Freedom of the Press 2013, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual assessment of media independence worldwide. To follow the discussion about the report on Twitter, use hashtag #FOTP2013.

 

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Russian official Aleksandr V. Prokopchuk as president of Interpol. 

Protest in New York against China's reelection to the UN Human Rights Council in 2009

Protest in New York against China's reelection to the UN Human Rights Council in 2009. Credit: Students for a Free Tibet.

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

trump united states crown prince mohammed bin salman saudi arabia

Reports from the CIA indicate that the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena swears in new Cabinet of Ministers

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena (right) swears in a new cabinet of ministers led by Mahinda Rajapaksa (left). Credit: President.gov.lk

The president’s moves to replace the government and dissolve Parliament have been denounced as unconstitutional.

 
Atiku Abubakar, Muhammadu Buhari

From left to right: Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, current Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Image Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons. 

The candidates will have to explain how they plan to tackle corruption and security threats.

Filipino Internet Freedom Activists

Maria Ressa, the CEO and editor of online portal Rappler, speaks during a protest on press freedom along with fellow journalists in Manila on January 19, 2018. Credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images.

The region is a driving force behind annual declines at the global level.

Freedom House supports the decision for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to use the Moscow Mechanism to hold Russia accountable for human rights abuses in Chechnya.

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with supporters (credit: Partido Social Liberal)

The right-wing candidate may well win the election, but his ability to govern is far less clear.

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