Direct and indirect suppression of speech, books, music and other materials considered morally, politically or otherwise objectionable.
Combining both violent and nonviolent methods, the Communist Party's policies are designed to curb the rapid growth of religious communities and eliminate certain beliefs and practices, while also harnessing aspects of religion that could serve the regime's political and economic interests.
With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.
The purpose of this report is to offer an outline of the main events and trends regarding freedom of speech and, in particular, media freedom.
- Most covered countries for this issue