Freedom of Expression
Free speech and expression is the lifeblood of democracy, facilitating open debate, the proper consideration of diverse interests and perspectives, and the negotiation and compromise necessary for consensual policy decisions. Efforts to suppress nonviolent expression, far from ensuring peace and stability, can allow unseen problems to fester and erupt in far more dangerous forms.
Featured Program: Strengthening Freedom of Expression in Turkey
Turkey remains one of most challenging places in the European region to exercise one’s right to free speech and expression. Freedom House works to strengthen respect for freedom of expression in Turkey in partnership with a local organization, the Media and Law Studies Association. To learn more, visit our Europe program page.
Zambia’s 'New Dawn' Should Extend to Digital Rights
December 7, 2021
Freedom House Congratulates Ressa, Muratov on Nobel Peace Prize
October 8, 2021
Tunisia: President’s Power Grab Tramples Democracy and Rule of Law
September 30, 2021
Egypt: Renewed Call for the Release of Abdulrahman Tarek
September 27, 2021
NEW REPORT: Global Battle over Internet Regulation Has Major Implications for Human Rights
September 21, 2021
Ukraine: Biden Should Focus on Human Rights and Democracy at Zelenskyy Meeting
September 1, 2021