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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 make substantial changes to country entries every three 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 to the […]

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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 Therefore removed the superceded null condition in the “Society” strand.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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Preface

Preface to the 2021 edition By Andrew Copson Andrew Copson is President of Humanists International This year’s Freedom of Thought Report offers, once again, grim reading. In it we detail the discrimination which humanists and other non-religious people continue to face as a result of daring to express their beliefs […]

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