Freedom House honored Maina Kiai with the Freedom Award and Rep. Frank Wolf with the Leadership Award at its Annual Awards Dinner on October 1. Former political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky gave the night's keynote address.
A certain group of countries want greater control over how the internet is run globally. As it turns out, they tend to be some of the worst offenders when it comes to censoring the web and arresting users for their online activities.
A gunman’s October 22 attack inside Canada’s House of Parliament and the killing of a Canadian Forces soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial constitute an assault against Canada’s democracy and its promotion of democracy around the world.
With activists and journalists facing harsh new restrictions in countries from China to Egypt, there are growing signs that authoritarian regimes have begun to abandon the quasi-democratic camouflage that allowed them to survive and prosper in the post–Cold War world.
In a letter released today, nine leading human rights organizations urged President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 12, 2014.