Thursday, January 17, 2008

Freedoom House Report

Int'l democracy watchdog: RP only 'partly free'

An international democracy watchdog relegated the "freedom status" of the Philippines to partially free though it noted that the world in general was less free for a second consecutive year.
A report by The Associated Press said that the New York-based Freedom House dropped the Philippines from a list of totally free countries.
The group added that freedom declined significantly in 2007 in almost four times as many countries.
According to a survey by Freedom House, 36 percent of the people in the world -- about half of them in China -- were not living in freedom.

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