Press conference begins at 10:30 a.m. in Berlin, 4:30 a.m. EST, Thursday January 17.

World Report 2019 summarizes key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.

In his keynote essay, Executive Director Kenneth Roth says that the big news of the past year is not the continuation of authoritarian trends but the growing opposition to them.