Our hard-won freedoms to vote, protest, love and pray are under threat

Thanks to the revolutions of 1989, we’re able to enjoy freedoms that so many people before us were denied. 30 years on, those freedoms are under threat again.

Make a difference and #KeepFreedomUnlocked.

It’s time to stand up for democracy

It’s been 30 years since the revolutions of 1989 when we won our fight for democracy and unlocked our freedom to vote, protest, love and pray–but not everyone wants to keep it that way. Democracy is under attack again as authoritarian governments around the world attempt to take back the freedom we fought for.

Leaders are threatening journalists, attacking minorities, undermining free expression and denouncing one religion in favour of another. They’re invading our privacy, quashing peaceful protests and spreading misinformation. Not on our watch.

30 years after we won our freedom, we’re standing up for it again. We’re fighting to #keepfreedomunlocked –and we want you to join us.

Instagram post 17897323018433757 The revolutions of 1989 paved the way for radical political, social and cultural change that unlocked freedom as we know it today. Find out more about the history of some of our fundamental freedoms. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️

The revolutions of 1989 paved the way for radical political, social and cultural change that unlocked freedom as we know it today. Find out more about the history of some of our fundamental freedoms. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️ ...

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Instagram post 18005685052278452 Holidays, travelling and even living abroad are all part and parcel of modern life. However, during the Soviet era, things were very different. Visas were only given out to those travelling on a business or diplomatic trip organised by the communist government. To learn more about how travel and other freedoms were restricted during the Soviet era head to our website now. #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️

Holidays, travelling and even living abroad are all part and parcel of modern life. However, during the Soviet era, things were very different. Visas were only given out to those travelling on a business or diplomatic trip organised by the communist government. To learn more about how travel and other freedoms were restricted during the Soviet era head to our website now. #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️ ...

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Instagram post 18084276316176013 Thanks to the revolutions of 1989, we’re able to enjoy freedoms that so many people before us were denied. 30 years later, we need to think about how such freedoms are being threatened again. Make a difference and help #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️

Thanks to the revolutions of 1989, we’re able to enjoy freedoms that so many people before us were denied. 30 years later, we need to think about how such freedoms are being threatened again. Make a difference and help #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️ ...

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Instagram post 17886051250468454 Leaders are threatening journalists, attacking minorities, undermining free expression and denouncing one religion in favour of another. They’re invading our privacy, quashing peaceful protests and spreading misinformation. Not on our watch. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️

Leaders are threatening journalists, attacking minorities, undermining free expression and denouncing one religion in favour of another. They’re invading our privacy, quashing peaceful protests and spreading misinformation. Not on our watch. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️ ...

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Instagram post 17947049968315105 Before 1989, Eastern bloc countries used concentration camps to imprison and murder Christian clergy and ordinary people who were simply following their faith. In Hungary at the Recsk and Kistarcsa camps, thousands of Christians were murdered. Governments in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania also came down heavily on all organised religion. To learn more about how religions were threatened under Soviet rule head to our website now. #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️

Before 1989, Eastern bloc countries used concentration camps to imprison and murder Christian clergy and ordinary people who were simply following their faith. In Hungary at the Recsk and Kistarcsa camps, thousands of Christians were murdered. Governments in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania also came down heavily on all organised religion. To learn more about how religions were threatened under Soviet rule head to our website now. #KeepFreedomUnlocked #🗝️ ...

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Instagram post 17872891489553603 Across Europe, people enjoy the freedom to vote, protest, love and pray – but it wasn’t always that way. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️

Across Europe, people enjoy the freedom to vote, protest, love and pray – but it wasn’t always that way. #keepfreedomunlocked #🗝️ ...

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Neked mit jelent a szabadság? Nekem azt, hogy úgy élhetek, hogy eszembe se jusson a szabadság. A szabadság egy normális állapot. A szabadság azt jelenti, hogy felelősséget vállalunk döntéseinkért, tetteinkért, saját életünkért. A szabadságunk teszi lehetővé, hogy mássá váljunk, mint akik vagyunk, vagy kell lennünk. Harminc éve szabadok vagyunk. (elméletileg) Szabadon szavazunk szabad választásokon, azt szeretünk, akit akarunk, tüntethetünk félelem nélkül, olvashatunk könyveket, nézhetünk filmeket és hallgathatunk zenét cenzúra nélkül és azzal, ott és akkor beszélgetünk, akivel, ahol és amikor csak akarunk. Sokszor érzem azt, hogy ez a szabadság sok helyen sérül. Ezért álltam ki a Democracy Council #keepfreedomunlocked kampánya mellett. Ha neked is fontos a szabadság, akkor készíts képet egy kulccsal, mutasd meg, hogy számodra mit jelent ez a fogalom, és használd a fenti #-et. #me #mik #ikozosseg #oliverpusztai #freedom #freedomfighter #fire #key #keyoffreedom #keyoflife #blogger #instagram #gay #loveislove #instagay #malemodel #keepfreedomunlocked #portrait #portraitphotography #photoart #gayman #gayhungary ...

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World is beautiful ❤️
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Join the fight for democracy

Our campaign to #keepfreedomunlocked will only succeed if we work together to create enough noise. Want to find out what you can do to make a difference?

Find out more about your freedoms

The revolutions of 1989 were a catalyst for radical political, social and cultural change that paved the way for freedom as we know it today.

Learn about the history of some of our fundamental freedoms that the revolutions of ’89 made way for.

Learn how you can support the Keep Freedom Unlocked campaign on social media by sharing what freedom means to you.

History

Learn about the history of the Cold War, the events that led to the end of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

About

Keep Freedom Unlocked is a campaign supported by the Democracy Council that aims to educate people on the freedoms won as a result of the revolutions of 1989.

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