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Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines
November 18, 2017
Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines
A recent report deepens concerns around the administration’s distortion of online information.
Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
April 21, 2016
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
Annual report season has been harsh on Dushanbe, but don't expect policy changes in Washington.
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
April 13, 2016
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
Freedom House’s annual report marks 12 years of democratic declines.
Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
December 17, 2015
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
Are crackdowns the thrashings of a weak state or the calculated moves of a regime carefully consolidating its power?
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
December 16, 2015
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
Human rights advocates and opposition figures tell a dark story of descent into crisis.
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
October 29, 2015
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
Sri Lanka’s new government moves in the right direction on internet freedom, although concerns about surveillance technologies persist.
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
June 24, 2015
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
The region's rankings can't get much lower and no one expects them to get better, either.
Bad News About Democracy in Central Asia
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
April 29, 2015
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
Every year is a bad year for press freedom across the former Soviet Union. Last year was no different.
What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
Time for Serious Approach to Vietnam Human Rights
December 13, 2013
Time for Serious Approach to Vietnam Human Rights
Secretary of State John Kerry should use his trip to Vietnam to prompt Hanoi to improve its human rights performance.
Time for Serious Approach to Vietnam Human Rights
China’s Global War Against Press Freedom
October 23, 2013
China’s Global War Against Press Freedom
Beijing has long censored domestic news. Now the CCP is aggressively targeting foreign media.
China’s Global War Against Press Freedom
The Decline of China’s Internet Cafes
July 26, 2013
The Decline of China’s Internet Cafes
Even as the Ministry of Culture tries to consolidate cybercafés, citizens turn to mobile devices to access the internet.
The Decline of China’s Internet Cafes
Double Trouble for China
January 19, 2013
Double Trouble for China
A recent report and press conference highlight some of the challenges ahead for Beijing — freedom and income inequality.
Double Trouble for China
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