Global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power.
In response to Gambia’s decision to withdraw from the treaty that established the International Criminal Court, Freedom House released a statement.
China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia flagrantly violate fundamental human rights and should not be elected to the UN Human Rights Council.
In response to a businessman close to Hungary’s prime minister purchasing the country’s most prominent opposition newspaper company, Freedom House issued a statement.
In response to a court in Azerbaijan sentencing a 22-year old to 10 years imprisonment for writing “Happy Slaves Day” on a monument of the late president Heydar Aliyev – father of the country’s current president – Freedom House issued a statement.
The 5th Annual Photo and Art Contest, “Capturing Human Rights,” features work by professional and amateur photographers and artists that reflect the themes of human rights and freedom.
In response to Venezuelan electoral officials suspending a referendum to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, Freedom House issued a statement.
In response to Ethiopian security forces disrupting a fundraising event by the country’s most prominent human rights organization, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), Freedom House issued a statement.