For more than 50 years, Freedom House has been monitoring freedom in the world, reporting on trends and offering solutions to improve the protection of civil liberties and human rights around the world.
We met with Paula Schriefer, a Freedom House spokesperson, to discuss recent global developments, from press freedom to prison conditions.
In this interview, we learn about the effect that U.S. policies have had on securing freedom in the world and place the recent actions of the Bush administration within the context of past policies in support of freedom and human rights
Paula Schriefer is director of advocacy at Freedom House, where she has worked for the past 14 years. She oversees Freedom House's advocacy, outreach, and communications activities.
The mission of Freedom House
Threats to Internet freedom
The Freedom of the Press survey
What freedoms do Freedom House consider to be priorities
Why is freedom of the press the most fundamental freedom?
The Freedom in the World report
The United States' drop in the Freedom House rankings
The increase of freedom around the world
The current perception of U.S. views towards civil liberties
The importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Do allegations of torture damage the U.S.?
Why are Western countries ranked as "most free"?
Is media ownership an important factor regarding freedom of the press?
How has the Internet changed media in the U.S.?
Should the government take action to ensure diverse media ownership?
How do we encourage an active citizenry?
Why do you think Americans are active citizens?
What role does Al-Jazeera play in promoting free media?
Blogging in the Middle East
Yahoo & Google in China