Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Madeline Earp


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

Arch Puddington

A quarter-century after the 1989 revolutions, freedom prevails in Central Europe, but some politicians are turning their backs on democratic values at home and new liberation struggles abroad.

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Margaret Marshall

The most egregious violators of LGBTI people’s human rights are authoritarian states, but even some democracies remain hostile environments for their gay and transgender citizens.

Arch Puddington


The Ukraine conflict has awakened the world to the return of sheer, raw propaganda—as practiced by Goebbels and warned of by Orwell.

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Laurna Strikwerda

How U.S. institutions handle the situation in Ferguson, Missouri will have a global impact.

Jacqueline Strzemp

Opposition demonstrations that erupted in February to protest rampant crime and economic dysfunction have ebbed in recent months, but the government’s repressive tactics and neglect of underlying grievances have continued, putting the country on a path toward rising instability.

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Arch Puddington

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a military coup in Portugal that eventually led to the triumph of democracy there and in a series of other countries around the world. The role of regional democracies in ensuring Portugal’s success bears important lessons for today.

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Cyrus Rassool

The United States has been a champion of internet freedom around the world, but current FCC plans could undermine that position by abandoning net neutrality.

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Zainab al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress and a trustee of Freedom House, examines recent developments in Iraq.

Nate Schenkkan

Turkey’s paramount leader is moving from the premiership to the presidency amid talk of constitutional change, but his divisive and autocratic governance style will remain the same.

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