Freedom House

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Name: Freedom House
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 2 reports

Kenyatta trial must probe witness tampering says activist

“Something is going on in making witnesses die or recant, and that must be investigated,” Kiai said in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of receiving the Freedom House annual award on Wednesday for outstanding contributions to political ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 20 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 46 mins ago - 2 reports

Khodorkovsky’s Speech at the Freedom House Awards Dinner

The following is the prepared text of the speech delivered by Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the 2014 Freedom House Awards Dinner on October 1. The text was originally posted here .The European choice, social justice and national mobilization1. There is a legend ... [Published Freedom House - 46 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Criticism of City Council justified

GENERAL Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, last Monday remarked that the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was not being criticised without any justification. Speaking at the party’s weekly news conference at Freedom ... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

‘I Paid a Bribe’website subject to regular monitoring-Home Affairs Minister

HOME Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee last Monday reported that the “I Paid a Bribe” website is being monitored regularly and certain information is subsequently extracted and passed on to relevant Government agencies for appropriate action. Rohee, also ... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

PPP goal is regaining parliamentary majority– Rohee

GENERAL Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, this week pointed out that the party is focusing on regaining its majority in parliament and is quite optimistic about doing so. His comments came at the party’s weekly press briefing ... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Mark P. Lagon to Become President of Freedom House

Mark P. Lagon, a distinguished scholar of global politics and human rights, and former diplomat, will become president of Freedom House on January 2, 2015, the organization’s Board of Trustees announced today.Lagon is Chair for Global Politics and Security ... [Published Freedom House - 18 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Background on Hong Kong’s Quest for Democracy

The current prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong came in response to an August decision by the Beijing government to limit voters’ choices in future elections for the autonomous territory’s chief executive. The move effectively ended a 17-year period in ... [Published Freedom House - 18 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong

Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called “Arab Spring” began spreading chaos across the Middle East  that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders  and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the ... [Published Global Research - 20 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Schools adjust to growing number of homeless students

7 minutes agoH. Marc LarsonAlyssa Rivera talks about being homeless with a school-age child, at Freedom House, Thursday, September 18, 2014. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media/@HMarcLarsonAlyssa Rivera talks about being homeless with a school-age child, ... [Published Green Bay Press-Gazette - 21 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

IVCC sets Domestic Violence Awareness Month events

Students from Illinois Valley Community College’s Human Services Program have created a group called Project Awareness to take a stand against domestic violence.Teaming up with A Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Service and Freedom House, the group has ... [Published InOttawa.com - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea’s Cell Phone Growth in Context

In an  earlier post  on the ongoing IT transformation in North Korea, we noted a recent story from North Korea Tech reporting Koryolink’s latest cell phone subscription figures  at 2.4 million . But what does North Korea’s rate of cell phone penetration ... [Published Peterson Institute for International Economics - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

UN Council Highlights LGBTI Rights

In response to the UN Human Rights Council today passing a resolution that expressed concern about discrimination and violence against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, Freedom House released the following statement:“The ... [Published Freedom House - Sep 30 2014]

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She told RFE/RL in a telephone interview that upon returning from her trip, she will be facing arrest. "I believe they want me either not to go back to Azerbaijan. They have to understand that this is not the way to deal with me. I traveled to Strasbourg because all the rights activists who met with European parliamentarians in previous years have either been jailed or are in hiding" stated Ismailova
...) as well as kidnappings and abductions and enforced disappearances" and demanded "the immediate cessation of such practices and the release of all persons arbitrarily detained."
...life without fear on October 1st [2012]," said PM Garibashvili in a special public address marking the second anniversary of the landmark vote. "The people chose prospects, progress and development for all. Our people won this victory after a long struggle and believe me, it was not easy. I would like to express my sincere admiration for the determination, dedication and heroism of our people."
"Both sides are playing an intelligence game," she said. "So the more repressive the environment, the more your personal security as a protestor is going to be vulnerable.”"

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PPP goal is regaining parliamentary majority– R... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - 13 hours ago]
‘I Paid a Bribe’website subject to regular moni... [Published Guyana Chronicle Online - 13 hours ago]
Background on Hong Kong’s Quest for Democracy [Published Freedom House - 18 hours ago]
Mark P. Lagon to Become President of Freedom House [Published Freedom House - 18 hours ago]
Hong Kong Crashes Great Firewall With FireChat [Published VOA News - 19 hours ago]
US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central” in... [Published Global Research - 20 hours ago]
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Kenyatta trial must probe witness tampering say... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - 21 hours ago]
Schools adjust to growing number of homeless st... [Published Green Bay Press-Gazette - 21 hours ago]
IVCC sets Domestic Violence Awareness Month events [Published InOttawa.com - 23 hours ago]
PPP prepared for “any one of the two elections” [Published Kaieteur News - Oct 01 2014]
NTIA chief: US will resist attempts by nations ... [Published Fierce Government IT - Sep 30 2014]
The headscarf is finally free; the country is not [Published Turkish Daily - Sep 30 2014]
The American Realm vs The British Republic [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 30 2014]
The American Realm vs The British Republic [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 30 2014]
China runs roughshod over Hong Kong [Published Washington Post - Sep 30 2014]
UN Council Highlights LGBTI Rights [Published Freedom House - Sep 30 2014]
Power-sharing and nurturing democracy [Published Manila Bulletin - Sep 30 2014]
North Korea’s Cell Phone Growth in Context [Published Peterson Institute for International Economics - Sep 30 2014]
United Way kicks off annual fundraising drive [Published Marshall News Messenger - Sep 30 2014]
Activists stare down China's 'Great Firewall' [Published CNBC - Sep 30 2014]
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The American Realm vs The British Republic [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 30 2014]
My old friend, Jesse Norman, is an MP in the British parliament and noted something odd in the recent war debate in the Commons: During the past decade or two, a convention has started to develop that, except in an emergency, major foreign policy interventions ...
China Blocks Instagram As Hong Kong Protests Go... [Published Think Progress - Sep 29 2014]
Pro-democracy protesters face-off with local police Sept. 29, blocking roads to financial and government buildings across Hong Kong in protest of Beijing’s decision to limit democratic reforms. CREDIT: AP/Wong Maye-E As pro-democracy protests exploded ...
Putin vs The Internet [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 26 2014]
Well, this is unnerving: Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian security council are reportedly considering a plan that would give the Kremlin the ability to cut off the Russian Internet from the rest of the world’s connection ...
Australia Poised To Adopt Law That Permits Virt... [Published Think Progress - Sep 25 2014]
CREDIT: AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin The Australian government is primed to give the nation’s spy agency unfettered access to citizens’ computer networks and potentially put journalists in jail thanks to drafted national security reform laws passed by the ...
Australian Plan to Resettle Refugees in Impover... [Published TIME.com - Sep 25 2014]
Australia is to ink a deal on Friday to resettle refugees in Cambodia, despite the Southeast Asian nation’s poverty and appalling rights record. The forthcoming pact comes just months after Canberra scolded Cambodia at the U.N. for a litany of human-rights ...
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