Freedom House publishes Freedom of the Press 2013, and our featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia were updated

Freedom House publishes its annual report Freedom of the Press. The country reports will be added to as soon as they become available. Our featured topics on Afghanistan (security situation in Kabul), Dagestan (security situation), Nigeria (Boko Haram) and on Somalia (events related to al-Shabaab) were updated.

The first 10 country reports of Freedom of the Press 2013 (covering 2012) have been published on 1 May 2013 as draft versions and are now available on Additional country reports will added (and subsequently be replaced by their final versions) as soon as they become available on (Note: the country chapters of Freedom in the World 2013 are also gradually added to since January as they become available on

The featured topics on Nigeria and Somalia have been updated.’s featured topics offer an overview on selected issues in our focus countries. The information excerpted in our featured topics all comes from sources available on You can access the featured topics via the country pages, or by using the following links:

Afghanistan: General Security Situation in Afghanistan and Events in Kabul

Nigeria: Boko Haram

Somalia: Al-Shabaab: Chronology of events since January 2012

Dagestan: General Security Situation and Events in Dagestan

(Update: featured topic on the Russian Federation: Dagestan has been updated on 6 May)

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