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.
Turkey: Ahmet Altan’s Release Sets Important Precedent for Political Prisoners
April 15, 2021
Cuba: Government Must Cease Repression of Critics
April 9, 2021
Hong Kong: Freedom House Condemns Convictions of Prodemocracy Figures, Worsening Crackdown
April 2, 2021
Six Ways Beijing Impacted Global Media and Triggered Pushback Last Month
April 1, 2021
Crimea: Release Journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko
March 29, 2021
Armenia: New Amendments Threaten to Stifle Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression
March 26, 2021