21 Places That Can’t Celebrate Freedom

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  1. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    According to Freedom House's 2009 "Worst of the Worst" report these are the following 17 countries and 4 territories are places under the places with the least freedom in the world.These countries are drawn from the 42 countries and nine territories that are currently ranked Not Free in Freedom in the World 2009, Freedom House's annual survey of political rights and civil liberties. they are

    North Korea
    Burma (Myanmar)
    Equatorial Guinea
    Libya
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Turkmenistan
    Uzbekistan
    Chechnya (Russia)
    Tibet (China)
    China
    Belarus
    Chad
    Cuba
    Eritrea
    Laos
    Saudi Arabia
    Syria
    Zimbabwe
    Western Sahara (Morocco)
    South Ossetia (Georgia)


    A complete report of Freedom House's annual survey of political rights and civil liberties 2009 can be found here


    regarding those 21 mentioned places here is the link
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Iran missing in that.
     
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    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    ^^ Read the whole report Yusuf, the rankings and ratings given there portray Iran in pretty bad light... Anyways, I don't think Iran is as bad as Saudi Arabia on all these things...
     
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    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    One thing that was surprising in the full report was that Pakistan was not listed as a "Democracy" with an asterisk whereas India, US, UK and most other civilised nations seemed to have that marking... :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    In Iran, even the clerics are taking on the Supreme Leader.

    Therefore, freedom, in a sense of the theme, is there!
     
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    vijaytripoli Regular Member

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    what? this is bullshi. how Libya came into this list. Libya is one of the most modern islamic counteries of the world.
    chau
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    Libya is known to have an authoritarian government. This page may prove to be useful.Human rights in Libya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    This map reflects the findings of Freedom House's 2009 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2008.

    Green : Free
    Light Brownish: partially free
    Crimson :Not Free

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    Countries highlighted in blue are designated "electoral democracies" in Freedom House's 2009 survey Freedom in the World.

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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Freedom of speech,information is an integral part of complete freedom. If there is any curb on it, then that society cannot be called free.
     
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    It might be a modern Islamic country, but it is not very free. Try to criticise Gaddafi and see how much 'freedom' you have.

    Also as to freedom of speech..that means ALL SPEECH. Not just popular speech, or speech that doesn't offend anyone, or politically correct speech.

    But..all speech.
     
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    vijaytripoli Regular Member

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    Gaddafi is not any politically elected leader there, but king of people of libyan arab jamarahia. if u critisize the king openly than its understood that u have to face the consequences!
    chau
     
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    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    One more example is Thailand ..
     
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    Thailand has freedom, but they consider the King to be sacred. So long as you dont say anything against the king, you are fine.
     
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    ^Even though I am against such governments as a matter of principle, I respect Thailand's policy towards its king.

    Ultimately, a country has to decide what will motivate its citizens to look beyond their selfish interests and work for the common good, and create a feeling of family and brotherhood. The development of the nation depends on it.

    Even a country like Malaysia, whose policies appear racist at first glance, has been far more successful in providing good living conditions for its citizens than neighbouring Indonesia, which despite being a democracy has not become a developed country as yet.
     
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    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    Here i m just saying that if u criticize king in Thailand then u r in trouble and its the same in Libya , if u criticize Gaddafi you are in trouble .
     

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