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Freedom At Issue Blog

Many governments, particularly authoritarian regimes, are attempting to impose political borders on the global internet, isolating users in repressive countries and impoverishing the web for all.

President Obama's call to arms against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), like his response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, steps up U.S. efforts to curb major threats to U.S. interests. Does it also signal a greater commitment by Obama to stand up for democracy in the world? Probably not. But he should make democracy a priority.

Chad’s decision to introduce draconian penalties against LGBTI persons infringes on basic human rights.

Freedom At Issue Blog

Public opinion on LGBT rights has undergone a significant shift in Europe in recent decades, but there is still substantial variation in how legal systems within EU states deal with the issue.