Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world's leader in building a stronger human rights culture. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward non-technical language, it prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international actors. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, it is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and now, all world citizens.