Special Reports

Preventing Atrocities: Five Key Primers

Preventing atrocities is a complex and dynamic challenge, particularly in societies marked by conflict, grievance, and distrust.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law, Transitional Justice
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Politics of Judicial Independence in Malawi

Over the last twenty years political conflicts substantial and minor have arrived at the doorstep of the Malawian judiciary. The Parliament has been dysfunctional and unstable; the Executive has pushed the democratic limits of their power, whereas in contrast, the judiciary has represented a core stabilizing institution for Malawi’s fledgling democracy.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Struggle for Turkey's Internet

Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, according to a Freedom House report released in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Europe

Combating Impunity: Transitional Justice and Anti-Corruption

In 2013, Freedom House and Transparency International convened transitional justice and anti-corruption experts in Berlin to discuss the role of anti-corruption initiatives in pre- and post-transition countries. They found ways for transitional justice and anti-corruption tools be used complementarily to uncover corruption’s link to human right abuses and support successful democratic transitions. The report Combating Impunity: Transitional Justice and Anti-Corruption captures the conclusions and recommendations of the dialogue.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law, Transitional Justice
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

What Next? : The Quest to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in a Digital World

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 new report.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey

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.
Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Europe

Twenty years of South African Democracy


Though they express deep disappointment with the government and its leaders, South Africans retain faith in the country’s 20-year old democracy and strong support for the African National Congress, a new Freedom House report concludes, based on extensive interviews with a cross-section of South Africans.
(Photo Credit: Terje S. Skjerdal)

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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