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Freedom House is concerned by United Nations General Assembly electing Saudi Arabia, Chad, and Nigeria as members of the United Nations Security Council.

Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies, United Nations
Americas, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

As Americans celebrate Independence Day and the world looks nervously toward uncertain political developments in Egypt, it's worth remembering the countries that have little to celebrate.  Click here to see a photo slideshow of the 'Worst of the Worst' countries.

Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Americas, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe

Freedom House today called into question the African Union’s decision to appoint the presidents of Chad and Mauritania to a panel tasked with solving the current leadership crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.

Elections, Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies
Sub-Saharan Africa

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Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.


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