Freedom House expresses its grave concern for the fate of Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was deported from Turkey on April 19 and immediately charged with espionage when he arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom
From Tunisia to Turkey, Kiev to Caracas, people around the world are making their desire for democracy and greater freedom overwhelmingly clear. But what is the proper role for the United States? Read Sarah Trister's op-ed for The Hill.
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
Turkey’s government is improperly using its leverage over media to limit public debate about government actions and punish journalists and media owners who dispute government claims, deepening the country’s political and social polarization.