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.

 

Allowing members of parliament to reopen cases and establishing a new judicial body that will also oversee elections is an invitation to abuse of the system. 

To avoid further violence in Honduras, the Organization of American States and the European Union should oversee a recount and verification of all ballots. 

A Chinese court sentenced visiting Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che, to five years imprisonment for discussing democracy on social media.

By allowing Pachamama to be re-incorporated, President Moreno sent an encouraging signal to Ecuador’s civil society organizations.  

Repealing net neutrality would allow internet service providers to become an arbiter of what types of content consumers can access and at what speeds and price.

Paul Graham

Zimbabwe's military and its political allies hope to preserve their own positions in an authoritarian status quo.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen is dismantling Cambodia’s democracy, a process it is accelerating with the forced closure of Cambodia’s main opposition party and the silencing of critical voices.

President Mugabe’s long era of misrule is being replaced by military rule — which could be something that could be worse for both Zimbabwe and all of southern Africa. 

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