Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year

January 27, 2016 12:19 AM
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A new study suggests global economic downturns and fear of social unrest led to increased political repression by authoritarian governments in 2015. The 2015 report published by the non-partisan group, Freedom House, rated the degree of democratic freedoms in nations around the world. VOA's Chris Simkins has more on the story.