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This year’s event honors Kenyan activist Maina Kiai and Congressman Frank Wolf with keynote remarks provided by former Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, his first address in the United States since his December 2013 release.
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Q & A on Iraq with Zainab Al-Suwaij
A Democratic Opportunity for both the U.S. and Africa
Freedom House Annual Awards Dinner
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Turkey is a battleground state for Internet regulation, as the population strives for a free internet yet has encountered a government whose policies attempt to restrict the online sphere, according to a report released by Freedom House in advance of the Internet Governance Forum.
The execution of James Foley is an extremely sobering reminder of the dangers faced by journalists determined to document the suffering of civilians and of the grave dangers to fundamental freedoms posed by ISIS.
As the investigation into the death of Michael Brown continues, it is critical for all parties involved in this matter to adhere to the principles fundamental to the United States and other democracies. These include the right of peaceful protesters to assemble and express themselves, adherence to non-violence, and the ability of journalists to report on events without intimidation or harassment.
By continuing its outrageous practice of imprisoning participants in the May 2012 Bolotnaya Square protests, the Russian government is sending a grim message to civil society activists and ordinary citizens that the exercise of fundamental rights—including protests against corruption in modern day Russia—can lead to serious repression.