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The political uprisings that have swept the Arab world over the past year represent the most significant challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism, according to Freedom in the World 2012, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual global survey of political rights and civil liberties. 

Freedom House joined 30 civil society and business groups in opposition to amending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by issuing a public letter to every member of Congress.

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Freedom House applauds Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her remarks highlighting gay rights in honor of Human Rights Day.

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Letter to Congressmen Smith and Conyers Jr. expressing concerns with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). 

 

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Experts

Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House.

Dr. Herman is vice president for regional programs at Freedom House, where he oversees a range of programs in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Eurasia.

Dr. Daniel Calingaert is vice president of policy and external affairs at Freedom House. 

Programs

The Lifeline Fund provides emergency funds and advocacy support to civil society organizations (CSOs) that are under threat or attack due to their work.  Specifically, Lifeline supports CSOs with s

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From Russia to Belarus to Egypt to Venezuela, governments around the world have been adopting laws, engaging in smear campaigns against human rights activists, and deploying heavy handed tactics to

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In Kazakhstan, we work with prominent human rights organizations and religious communities to advocate against the government’s repeated attempts to institute repressive religious laws.

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Freedom House’s global rapid response initiative has provided support to religious freedom activists under attack in repressive countries such as Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and we con

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In Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan we work with civil society to advocate against blasphemy and defamation of religion laws used to suppress minority religions and freedom of expression.

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The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief are some of the most fundamental of human rights, yet their protection remains a significant challenge across the globe.

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In response to nearly a decade of backsliding in press freedom and freedom of expression around the world, Freedom House’s Global Freedom of Expression Campaign employs advocacy, analysis, financia

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Freedom of expression is the right of every individual to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media.

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