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The government of Iran is teaching the country's children to discriminate against women and minorities, to view non-Muslims with suspicion if not contempt, and to perpetuate the regime's theocratic
Only a decade and a half since the end of the Cold War, freedom of the press for millions of people across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has come nearly full circle. The media landscape across most of today’s CIS in some aspects differs from that of the Soviet era, but in important ways is imposing a no less repressive news media environment. Gone is all encompassing ideological state media control. Russia – and most of the countries on its periphery – today features modern methods of information control that effectively shuts off the majority of people in these lands from news and information of political consequence.
Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House. The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.
Joint analysis by the International Advisory Committee for the Community of Democracies Invitations Process (members of the Committee include Freedom House, the Democracy Coalition Project, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development)including recommendations on invitations to the next Community of Democracies Ministerial Meeting to be hosted by Mali in autumn 2007.
An Analysis of the Phenomena of Repression Associated With North Korea’s Kwan-li-so Political Penal Labor Camps According to the Terms and Provisions of Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Parallel Provisions of Customary International Law on Crimes Against Humanity
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.
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.
November 20, 2006
A special report detailing the world's most repressive societies, drawn from Freedom in the World 2006, Freedom House's annual global survey on political rights and civil liberties.
Hamas's recent victory in the Palestinian elections and renewed sectarian violence in Iraq have raised questions about the future of democracy promotion am