Ten countries or territories designated as "Not Free" by Freedom House:
- Western Sahara
- Saudi Arabia
Freedom House is a non-profit organization that promotes democracy and human rights. Every year, they issue a report assessing the state of political rights and civil liberties in every country in the world, as well as certain territories ( Western Sahara, for example, is a territory of Morocco). The 2009 report lists 42 countries and 9 territories as "Not Free," meaning the citizens of those regions are subject to significant restrictions on their political rights and civil liberties.
Another interesting fact about Freedom House: they interviewed me for a job this afternoon. I think it would be a terrific place to work, and I feel like the interview went well. Fingers crossed!