Freedom House 'Nations in Transit 2024' Report | Media Advisory

Freedom House 'Nations in Transit 2024' Report | Media Advisory

April 10, 20242 min read

The annual release of the Freedom House 'Nations in Transit' report serves as a critical barometer for assessing the state of democracy, human rights, and governance across the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Eurasia. As governments and societies navigate various political, economic, and social challenges, this report provides invaluable insights into the progress and setbacks in the region's democratic development. The report's findings are pertinent to the public because they shed light on the status of fundamental freedoms, rule of law, and democratic institutions, influencing regional and global policies. Key angles for coverage could include:

  • Democratic Erosion and Backsliding: Analysis of countries experiencing democratic decline and the factors driving it.
  • Civil Society and Activism: Profiles of grassroots movements and civil society organizations advocating for change.
  • Media Freedom and Disinformation: Examination of threats to press freedom and challenges posed by disinformation campaigns.
  • Corruption and Governance: Investigations into corruption scandals and efforts to enhance transparency and accountability.
  • Human Rights and Minorities: Coverage of human rights abuses and discrimination against marginalized communities.
  • Geopolitical Dynamics: Discussions on the geopolitical implications of democratic trends in the region and their impact on international relations.

The 'Nations in Transit 2024' report is not just a documentation of regional developments; it's a reflection of the ongoing struggle for democracy and human rights, making it a crucial resource for journalists and policymakers alike.

Connect with an Expert about the 'Nations in Transit 2024'

For journalists with questions or looking to cover the Freedom House 'Nations in Transit' report, here is a select list of experts.

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Muqtedar Khan

Professor, Political Science and International Relations · University of Delaware

Jane Landers

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History · Vanderbilt University

Christopher Fettweis

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Lowell Gustafson, PhD

Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Heangjin Park

Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

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