Freedom Report 2010

Freedom House has released its 2010 edition of Freedom in the World, the annual survey of global political rights and civil liberties. The report says that freedom in the world has declined for the fourth consecutive year. The report says that during the last years the dominant pattern has been one of growing restrictions on the fundamental freedoms of expression and association in authoritarian settings, and previously improving countries due to unchecked corruption and weaknesses in the rule of law.

Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered the largest setbacks. On the Balkans Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro experienced gains for freedom during the year. Russia suffered further deterioration with a range of setbacks for political rights and civil liberties.

You can also have a look at the global map of freedom.

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