Washington, District of Columbia – Freedom House is proud to announce the release of its first-ever iPhone app, which is available today for download free of charge at the Apple iTunes Store. The new app, created by Joshua Browder, allows mobile users to easily access Freedom House ratings, reports, and commentary. Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports democratic change, monitors the status of freedom around the world, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

“At the press of a button, you can check the freedom rating of any country in the world or get the latest insights on key human rights stories,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president at Freedom House. “This app is a great way to stay informed of challenges to democracy worldwide.”

The application provides the country ratings and narratives from Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net and Nations in Transit reports. Users can also view a live feed of breaking news updates and blog posts, stream video from past events, see photos from our photo contests, and share content through Facebook and Twitter.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 21.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Freedom House for iOS 1.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Join us on Facebook and Twitter (freedomhousedc) and stay up to date with Freedom House’s latest news and events by signing up for their RSS feeds, newsletter and blog.

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Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally. Today, as more than two billion people live under oppressive rule, Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. The site analyzes the challenges to freedom; advocate for greater political and civil liberties; and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Freedom House. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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