Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. We analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally. We recognize that freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed. More than 2.5 billion people live in countries that Freedom House designates “Not Free,” more than a third of the globe’s population.

Contact details

Website:
https://freedomhouse.org/

Address:
1850 M Street NW, Floor 11 Washington D.C. 20036

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Sub-saharan Africa | Asia-Pacific | Eurasia | Europe | Middle East and North Africa | Americas
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1941
Age (years)
Freedom House
83 
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Michael J. Abramowitz
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Michael J. Abramowitz
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Michael J. Abramowitz
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Freedom House
 29
United States average
 38
Global average
 87
2017
Freedom House
 31
% Female staff
2021
Freedom House
 55%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%

Organisational performance

Financials
2020
Freedom House
 $50,485,919
United States average
 $40,327,076
Global average
 $214,856,754
2015
Freedom House
 $30,976,086

Social

Likes (2023)
Freedom House
 131,109
United States average
 67,598
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Freedom House
 128,791
Likes (2021)
Freedom House
 127,771
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Freedom House
 799
United States average
 48,116
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
Freedom House
 746
Followers (2019)
Freedom House
 88,133
Subscribers (2023)
Freedom House
 3,760
United States average
 19,524
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Freedom House
 0
Subscribers (2021)
Freedom House
 0
Followers (2023)
Freedom House
 37,403
United States average
 18,650
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Freedom House
 29,857
Followers (2019)
Freedom House
 14,313

Data notes

Last updated: 26/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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