2009: Not a good year for freedom

The annual Freedom House report showed a decline in freedom around the world. For the fourth consecutive year global freedom declined in 2009.

“This represents the longest continuous period of deterioration in the nearly 40-year history” of the report, writes this year’s author, Arch Puddington.

Survey release material.

Freedom House creates one of the most respected measures of freedom.

Each fall the organization also does a World Press Freedom report.

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