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.


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New Ukrainian laws regulating NGOs threaten the independence and effectiveness of civil society groups. 

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Russian organizations and individuals for election meddling and cyberattacks targeting the United States. 

Arch Puddington

Rulers in Moscow, Cairo, and Baku are eager to show their strength, but afraid to put it to a real test.

У відповідь на нещодавні напади на мирні демонстрації, які відзначали Міжнародний жіночий день у Києві, Львові та Ужгороді, Freedom House публікує таку заяву.

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Participants in several women’s rights marches in Kyiv, Lviv, and Uzhgorod, have been threatened, beaten, and attacked by opponents.

Iksander Yerimbetov

Iksander Yerimbetov. Credit:

The state’s abusive tactics in the case of an exiled oligarch can also be used against politicians, activists, and journalists.

Cuban authorities refused to allow two former Latin American presidents to enter the country to attend a democracy-related award ceremony this week.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa as secretary, traveling to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria starting March 6.

Zselyke Csaky

Vučić’s ruling SNS party didn't need dirty tricks to win Belgrade's elections — but, perhaps they thought it better to be safe than sorry.


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