Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Global Freedom in Retreat: Most pronounced in ...Middle East and North Africa ...

A Freedom House Report, here
"... The period of modest gains that had marked the political landscape of the Middle East in the post-9/11 period came to an end in 2007. Backward movement was registered in three important countries of the Arab Middle East: Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Major declines were also noted in both the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli-Occupied Territories..."

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