Report: 2016 Marks 11th Consecutive Year of Declining Global Freedom

Noting populist and nationalist forces making gains in democratic states last year, Freedom House has declared 2016 the 11th consecutive year of a decline in global freedom. Of the 195 countries assessed in the Freedom House report, less than half were rated Free. Forty-nine countries were rated “not free”, and of those, Syria, Eritrea, North Korea,…