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Azerbaijan's Coronavirus Disinformation Law Could Curb Press Freedom, OSCE Says

Azerbaijan’s Coronavirus Disinformation Law Could Curb Press Freedom, OSCE Says

The media-rights watchdog for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has raised concerns about legislation passed recently in Azerbaijan with...
U.S. Group Praises Georgia For 'Spectacular' Gains On Economic Freedom, Blasts Iran, Turkmenistan

U.S. Group Praises Georgia For ‘Spectacular’ Gains On Economic Freedom, Blasts Iran, Turkmenistan

Georgia has placed 12th in the Heritage Foundation's global Index of Economic Freedom for 2020, continuing what the Washington-based think tank called its...
Watchdog Says Press Freedom In Russia, Iran Under Attack From 'Digital Predators'

Watchdog Says Press Freedom In Russia, Iran Under Attack From ‘Digital Predators’

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has included pro-Kremlin social-media users, Russia's communications regulator, and an Iranian state body tackling cybercrime on its list of...
Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.S.

Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.S.

WASHINGTON -- Freedom House has assailed crackdowns on protesters in “authoritarian states" Russia and Iran, but it also criticized traditional defenders of democracy...
Kazakh Activist Continues To Fight Despite Losing His Freedom, Job For Criticizing Government

Kazakh Activist Continues To Fight Despite Losing His Freedom, Job For Criticizing Government

Criticizing the authoritarian Kazakh government has cost Nurbol Onerkhan his freedom and his job.The 26-year-old village teacher from North Kazakhstan Province is currently...
Jailed Gulnara Karimova Offers $686 Million Frozen In Swiss Bank For Freedom

Jailed Gulnara Karimova Offers $686 Million Frozen In Swiss Bank For Freedom

Gulnara Karimova, the imprisoned eldest daughter of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov, has offered to return $686 million to the country's treasury...
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