Articles by Freedom House
Poland and Hungary stand out for their unparalleled democratic deterioration over the past decade, but the majority of countries evaluated in “Nations in Transit” are currently worse off than they were 10 years ago.
Seven of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy figures were convicted of organizing and taking part in an “unauthorized assembly” in August 2019. It was a massive protest attended by more than a million people who were protesting the proposed amendments to the extradition law.
A new Freedom House report on transnational repression demonstrates how dozens of governments around the world systemically employ violence against exiles and diasporas, reaching beyond national borders to silence dissent.
Freedom House said the unprecedented crackdown reveals the intention of the Chinese Communist Party to suppress any effort by Hong Kongers to salvage democratic representation.
Three youth activists were handed prison sentences for their involvement in a protest held in front of police headquarters last year, while the owner of a pro-democracy newspaper will be held in custody on fraud charges until at least next April.
Freedom House compiles information on how China’s National Security Law is undermining academic freedom in Hong Kong.
“The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom. For the 10th consecutive year, users have experienced an overall deterioration in their rights, and the phenomenon is contributing to a broader crisis for democracy worldwide.”