Excerpts from Ayman Nour's video message to the National Endowment for Democracy's November 18 conference, "Middle Eastern Democrats and Their Vision of the Future."
Selections from Wang Lixiong's speech accepting the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award. Wang Lixiong, a Chinese writer, coauthored a 12 March 2008 open letter to the Chinese authorities entitled "Twelve Suggestions for Handling the Tibetan Situation."
Portions of Ladan Boroumand's speech accepting the Lech Walesa Prize, awarded by the Lech Walesa Insitute Foundation in Gdansk to three Iranian human-rights activists—Ladan and Roya Boroumand, the founders of the Abdorarahman Boroumand Foundation, and Shadi Sadr of the End Stoning Forever campaign.
Selections from the "EU Agenda for Action"—the annex to the "Conclusions on Democracy Support in the EU's External Relations" adopted by the Council of the European Union on November 17.
Rosy assumptions once held that the Internet would inevitably undermine unfree regimes. A look around the world today, however, indicates that something very different and far more disturbing is going…