In the face of new, sophisticated restrictions, frontline human rights activists are unprepared for the security challenges they face, while donors and international support groups struggle to collaborate effectively and protect and defend human rights, Freedom House concludes in a report issued today.
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
President Obama faces the gravest challenge of his presidency in figuring out how to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How he responds will define his two terms in office, as well as determine the future of Ukraine, Russia and U.S. standing in the world. Click here to read David J. Kramer's Washington Post op-ed.
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Documents recovered from a sauna at deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych’s abandoned palace have offered new insight into the murky relationship between foreign dictators and well-paid American consultants.
The Ukrainian government has failed to fulfill its pledge to protect the freedom of expression, and corruption and poor ethical standards increasingly plague Ukrainian media, concludes a report by Freedom House.
A report released by Freedom House in July 2012 finds a persistent decline in democratic principles and human rights in Ukraine, a development which is especially worrying in light of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections in October 2012.
Freedom House, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers compiled a joint report on Ukraine's press freedom situation. The reoprt outlines the findings of a mission conducted in early April that ultimately found serious corruption issues and other problems. The report recommended a number of steps in order to improve freedom of expression in the country.
Freedom House works with the Institute for Mass Information (IMI) in Ukraine to improve coverage of corruption and to inject a public discussion about corruption and governance into local affairs through citizen journalists. We also support the development of a strong LGBT rights movement in Ukraine by building the capacity of Ukrainian LGBTI rights advocates to engage the media to improve coverage of LGBTI people and LGBTI rights on- and off-line.