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Report Launch: Defending Democracy in Exile — Policy Responses to Transnational Repression

Following on last year’s watershed Freedom House report on transnational repression, “Defending Democracy in Exile: Policy Responses to Transnational Repression” finds that, despite increasing awareness, transnational repression continues to threaten human rights and democratic values globally because few tools exist to protect those whom it targets. Following opening statements from Freedom House’s Nicole Bibbins Sedaca and Jesse Bernstein of the National Security Council, report authors Yana Gorokhovskaia and Isabel Linzer present findings from this year’s report. They are then joined by New York Times columnist Max Fisher, Iranian author and activist Roya Hakakian, and journalist Bradley Jardine for a panel discussion on recent incidents of transnational repression and what can be done to solve the issue moving forward.