Freedom of Expression
Free speech and expression is the lifeblood of democracy, facilitating open debate, the proper consideration of diverse interests and perspectives.
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.
United States: Executive Order Would Undermine Free Speech Protections Online
May 28, 2020
Zimbabwe: Authorities Must Investigate Alleged Beating and Torture of Activists
May 15, 2020
Bolivia: Supreme Decree Threatens Freedom of Expression
May 14, 2020
Zimbabwe: Authorities Must Reveal Whereabouts of Missing Activists
May 14, 2020
Turkey: Free Osman Kavala
May 12, 2020
Cuba: Comunicado contra la aplicación del decreto ley 370
May 6, 2020