So I have started with the Freedom House Project and I had to research and compile data on the Freedom in the World Index. This index basically assesses political rights and civil liberties across 209 countries and territories. We are planning to collect data all the way back to 1973 and make a visualization dashboard out of it. Before I dive into the data collection process, I am spending some time understanding some context behind the Freedom House index by reading some articles about it. Turns out that it is widely reported in the media and used by researchers and policy makers!