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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

UN Democracy Fund: A First Year Analysis

Freedom House conducted an analysis of the first round of grants by the UN Democracy Fund, a notable symbol of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's attempt to include the promotion of democracy within the mission of the United Nations. The analysis examines the types of organizations receiving funds, the beneficiary countries or regions, and the types of projects being funded.

Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance

Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom released a report analyzing a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in use during the current academic year in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary students. The textbooks promote an ideology of hatred toward people, including Muslims, who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.

Freedom in the Americas

This series of charts and graphs track freedom's trajectory in the Americas over the past thirty years.  The source for the material is two global surveys published annually by Freedom House:  Free