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On July 8, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formation of the Department of State’s Commission on Unalienable Rights.

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A hanging sign warns of "Danger Due To Misinformation." Image Credit: 3dpete via Flickr.

Social media companies must cooperate with local actors to fight election-related disinformation, and international organizations must encourage and support these efforts.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s June 27 finding that it did not have the authority to restrict partisan gerrymandering.

People celebrate the victory of the mayoral election in Istanbul.

People celebrate the victory of candidate Ekrem Imamoglu after the rerun of the mayoral election on June 23, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. Image credit: Erhan Demirtas/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Hearings are set to begin in a case that hangs on sprawling conspiracy theories.

Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov died on June 20 after sucumbbing to injuries he suffered during a brutal assault on May 4 in Cherkasy. 

 
President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa's new cabinet faces significant challenges. Image credit: GovernmentZA, Flickr.

A new cabinet with internal rifts faces major challenges in the coming parliamentary term.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Authoritarian rulers around the world are leading attacks on women’s rights. Photo Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office, Wikimedia Commons.

Authoritarian rulers around the world are leading attacks on women’s rights.

Freedom House supports today’s reintroduction in the US Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. 

Tiananmen Square

June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Credit: Morio, Wikimedia Commons.

China scholar Andrew J. Nathan answers questions on Beijing’s strategies for control at home and leadership abroad.

Protests in Guangzhou

Environmental activists protest in Guangzhou, China. Credit: Yale E360.

The regime’s repressive efforts are increasing, but they are also failing in important ways.

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