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Proposals to charge demonstrators a fee for protests on public land are deeply disturbing attacks on freedom of speech.

More than 50 attacks on activists and human rights defenders in Ukraine have been recorded by local human rights groups in just the last nine months.

Sarah Cook wrote a testimony on Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation.

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in Ethiopia’s history.  If reform efforts continue on their current trajectory, Ethiopia could become one of the few victories for democratic governance at a time when many countries are moving in the wrong direction. Much remains to be done, and support from the international community will be needed.

Montenegrin president Milo Djukanović. Photo credit: http://www.predsjednik.me/  

Journalists face violence from criminal groups and pressure from an entrenched political leadership.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by an apparent systematic crackdown on the legal profession by a number of OSCE participating States. Since 2017, restrictive legislative changes and punitive measures targeting individual lawyers were especially egregious in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Crimea. 

Leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Åkesson. Credit: Per Pettersson, Flickr/Creative Commons.

Sheri Berman of Columbia University explains the background and implications of the election results.

A United Nations investigation confirms what has long been reported about the gross human rights abuses perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims at the hand of Myanmar’s military. 

Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. 

American democracy still suffers from some of the rifts that opened five decades ago.

A crowd commemorates Algerian Independence Day on July 5. Credit: Nejma Rondeleux, Flickr/Creative Commons.

Fear of religious extremism helps explain the lack of democratic development in the country.

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