| 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.

 

united states constitution

Even a minor attempt to override constitutional checks can threaten the system as a whole.

Human rights-defending organizations urge the Trump administration to uphold both the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and US Congress' constitutional oversight role in the determination of accountability for Khashoggi’s murder.

US customs and border protection officer

New investigations reveal the US government kept a secret database of journalists, advocates, and human rights lawyers tied to the migrant caravan approaching the US-Mexico border. 

Iran's judiciary attempts to silence prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh through unfair arrests and trials.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the lapse of Ukraine’s Temporary Investigative Commission mandate to investigate impunity for violence against civic activists in the country. 

Turkish prosecutors have just announced the indictment of 16 civil society leaders in connection with the 2013 Gezi Park protests. 

Volunteers of the movement 'Aid and Freedom Venezuela Coalition' attend a rally led by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Caracas, on February 16, 2019. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images).

Certain aspects of the Maduro regime, or possible missteps by the US, could thwart a positive outcome, says regional expert Javier Corrales.

The Angolan parliament recently adopted a new Penal Code decriminalizing same-sex activities and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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