India

1.3 billion people
1,410 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
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Press:
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Margaret Marshall
External Relations Associate

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
Vice President for Research

In the wake of Narendra Modi’s overwhelming victory in India’s recent elections, commentators have noted the many, daunting challenges facing the new prime minister of the world’s most populous democracy.

On April 10, more than 200 guests filled the Hillyer Art Space for Freedom House’s Third Annual Photography and Art Auction fundraiser.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law, Women's Rights
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
Cyrus Rassool
Senior Program Associate, Internet Freedom


In many countries, political leaders take full advantage of social media platforms even as ordinary citizens face criminal prosecution for their own online activities.

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Project Director of "Freedom of the Press"


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