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The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution that expressed concern about discrimination and violence against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, United Nations
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Cyrus Rassool
Senior Program Associate, Internet Freedom

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.

Germany vs. Algeria
As World Cup soccer kicks off the first knockout stage on June 28, Freedom House takes a look at how teams stack up based on their countries’ freedom scores, as measured in Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index.
Jennifer Dunham
Project Manager, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press



It is telling that of the 23 indicators assessed in Freedom House’s just-released report Freedom of the Press 2014, the category concerning the physical ability of journalists to cover the news suffered one of the largest score declines of the year.

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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.

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Human Rights Defense, United Nations
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