Venezuela

30 million people
11,820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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written by
Jacqueline Strzemp
Senior Program Associate, Latin America and Caribbean

Opposition demonstrations that erupted in February to protest rampant crime and economic dysfunction have ebbed in recent months, but the government’s repressive tactics and neglect of underlying grievances have continued, putting the country on a path toward rising instability.

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written by
Mehrunisa Qayyum
Guest Blogger


In most elections, the voters’ central dilemma is deciding whether to vote for candidate A, B, or C. However, in Egypt’s upcoming May 26–27 presidential election, citizens and organizing blocs are understandably asking themselves whether to vote at all.

written by
Leon Willems
Director of Free Press Unlimited
written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research

Over the past decade, global press freedom has experienced an alarming downward spiral. The reasons for the decline are complex, but one of the most important, if least appreciated, factors is a pattern of media ownership that contributes to biased, unprofessional, and in extreme cases propagandistic journalism.

written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research
written by
Bret Nelson
Research Analyst, Freedom of the Press

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

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