Policy Recommendations
A growing disregard for the conditions that form the foundations of democracy—including respect for the rights of minorities and migrants, space for critical dissent, and commitment to the rule of law—threatens to destabilize the democratic order. These and many other issues pose a threat to democracy around the world.
Freedom House Policy Recommendations
Strengthening Democracy
Democracies should work to support their core principles at home and around the world.  Neglecting to tie democratic principles to foreign policy leaves democracies vulnerable to interference from authoritarian regimes. 
Internet Freedom
The future of privacy, free expression, and democratic governance rests on the decisions we make today. Explore Freedom House's recommendations on internet  freedom, election integrity, and preventing abusive social media surveillance. 
Democratic Governance in Europe and Eurasia
To counter the democratic breakdown recorded by the Nations in Transit report, democracies, especially the United States and European Union member states, should work to protect democratic values and human rights. 
Democracy in Pandemic
Freedom House calls on governments, civil society organizations, and donors to protect political rights and civil liberties during and after the coronavirus pandemic. 
Combatting Corruption & Kleptocracy
The rise of modern authoritarianism has been accompanied by an expansion in corruption and kleptocracy, posing a significant threat to democracy around the world.
China's Global Influence
The Chinese government’s efforts to tighten control at home and expand authoritarian tactics abroad present a threat to global democracy.
Featured Recommendations: Nurturing Global Democracy
Global democracy has receded under pressure from authoritarian forces over the past 15 years. To help turn the tide, democratic governments and the private sector should cultivate opportunities for progress, hold dictators to account for corruption and rights abuses, and strengthen democratic institutions at home.
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NEW ANALYSIS: Transnational Repression
Freedom House policy recommendations on combatting transnational repression are intended to constrain the ability of states to commit individual acts of transnational repression and to increase accountability for perpetrators.
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Featured Initiative
Learn more about the new Task Force on US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism. 
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Policy Briefs & Analysis
Democratic Crisis in Hong Kong: Recommendations for Policymakers
POLICY BRIEF November 14, 2019
Turkey’s Missile Diplomacy: Recommendations for US Sanctions
POLICY BRIEF February 15, 2019
Beijing's Global Megaphone
SPECIAL REPORT January 11, 2020
Should Ukraine Drop Sanctions against Russian Tech Companies?
POLICY BRIEF November 25, 2019
The Spread of Anti-NGO Measures in Africa: Freedoms Under Threat
SPECIAL REPORT May 1, 2019
Reform in Ethiopia: Turning Promise into Progress
POLICY BRIEF February 18, 2018
Testimony and Remarks
More Testimonies
Ethiopia: Restoring Peace and Democratic Reforms
TESTIMONY AND REMARKS December 3, 2020
COVID-19 and the Erosion of Human Rights
TESTIMONY AND REMARKS July 23, 2020
Ukraine: Ensure Journalists’ Safety and the Public’s Right to Truth
TESTIMONY AND REMARKS June 30, 2020
Advocacy Letters & Joint Statements
More Advocacy Letters
Egypt: NGOs Call on Authorities to End Crackdown on Freedoms
ADVOCACY LETTER June 1, 2021
Coalition Calls on Myanmar to Immediately Reinstate Internet Access for All
ADVOCACY LETTER June 1, 2021
Saudi Arabia: NGOs Call on President Biden to Lift Travel Ban on Loujain Alhathloul
ADVOCACY LETTER May 14, 2021
Joint Letter: US Must Prioritize Human Rights in Shaping Future Policy Toward Iran
ADVOCACY LETTER May 10, 2021
Diverse Coalition Provides Blueprint for Implementation of New US Anti-Money Laundering Law
ADVOCACY LETTER May 5, 2021
Cuba: Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara bajo asedio de autoridades en su sexto día de huelga de hambre en San Isidro
JOINT STATEMENT April 30, 2021
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