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Production timeline

If you are interested in joining one of our quarterly training sessions in how to research and update the Freedom of Thought Report, you can sign up here (clicking on this link will direct you to the events page of Humanists International). If you are in the process of updating […]

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Previous launch events

To mark the annual publication of its Key Countries Edition, Humanists International holds a launch event. Below you can find details of launch events from each year of the Report. 2021 On 16 November – the International Day of Tolerance – the 10th Key Countries edition was launched at an […]

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The Watch List

Following a revision to our editorial policy in 2021, it has now been agreed that each year, one third of all countries across the globe are reviewed as part of a rolling cycle of updates. The following are countries that have not been updated in this year’s cycle, but that […]

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Schedule of updates

We only plan to conduct a full review of each country entry every five years, based on the rolling schedule outlined below. Every country entry clearly indicates when it was last updated at the top left hand side. Outside of this schedule we will generally not make edits or changes […]

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Ranking Index 2020

Below you can download the two ranked lists of all countries featured in the Report as at October 2020, when the 2020 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report was finalized for publication. The ranking index is an extension of our Ratings System. The base score for each country is […]

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Ranking Index 2019

Below you can download the two ranked lists of all countries featured in the Report as at October 2019, when the 2019 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report is published. The ranking index is an extension of our Ratings System. The base score for each country is calculated by […]

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Boundary condition changes

Boundary condition changes in 2019 Angola Added information on Catholic influences with serious human rights concerns. Applied level-4 condition: “Systemic religious privilege results in significant social discrimination”. Therefore removed the superceded null condition in the “Society” strand. Botswana Added interview and testimony on social situation. Applied level-2 condition: “Localised or […]

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Ranking Index 2018

The following are two ranked lists of all countries featured in the Report as at October 2018, when the 2018 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report is published. The ranking index is an extension of our Ratings System. The base score for each country is calculated by adding how […]

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Editorial Introduction

Editorial Introduction to the 2019 edition By Bob Churchill Bob Churchill is Editor of the Freedom of Thought Report and Director of Communications and Campaigns at Humanists International The push to abolish ‘blasphemy’ laws is proceeding apace in many western countries. This is a trend that must be welcomed as […]

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