| Freedom House
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.


Orban and Trump meet in Washington

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in the Oval Office. Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s partially because we enable him to do so.

kenya protest civil society ngo

Entitled Freedoms under Threat: The Spread of Anti-NGO Measures in Africa, the latest report finds that 12 African countries have passed laws that improperly constrain NGOs in the last 15 years, while six more have anti-NGO measures pending.

Presidents tighten their grip on power

The presidents of Benin, Senegal and Guinea are all tightening their grip on power in questionable ways. Credit: Presidence Benin/GPE-Heather Shuker/DoC.

Across West Africa, several countries’ democratic reputations are under threat.

Uighur protest

A Uighur protest. Credit: langkawi via Flickr

Like its totalitarian antecedents, the Chinese regime is willing to break entire cultures in pursuit of artificial conformity.

International support for Venezuela's democratic transition of power must continue until Maduro cedes.

Credit: Kremlin.ru

The Kremlin is attempting to rein in Russia’s disillusioned youth, but dissent will grow unless young people are granted an effective outlet to air their grievances to the state.

Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim speaks to the press.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim speaks in Istanbul on April 01, 2019. Credit: Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. 

The ruling party’s defeat in Turkey's major cities comes amid economic crisis and diplomatic tensions.

Freedom House sent a letter urging Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to two major pieces of legislation. 

Freedom House joins 40 organizations in writing to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations in support of congressional funding for implementation of Global Magnitsky sanctions.


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