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Somaliland: Newspaper raided and shut down following corruption article

11 Apr 2014

ARTICLE 19 condemns the raid and closure of the Haatuf…

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Joint Statement: The Detention of Al Jazeera Journalists

07 Apr 2014

Today marks 100 days since the arrest and detention…

Update

Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

04 Apr 2014

This monthly newsletter provides a snapshot of the…

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Mexico: "Soft" censorship poses significant dangers to press freedom

27 Mar 2014

Press freedom in Mexico faces widespread and growing…

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UK: Miranda ruling fails to protect public interest journalism

19 Feb 2014

ARTICLE 19, English PEN and Media Defence League Initiative…

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Ukraine: International partnership mission condemns violence

19 Feb 2014

*In the context of wider unrest in Ukraine, including…

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Morocco: Human rights organisations call for charges against journalist Ali Anouzla to be dropped

18 Feb 2014

Freedom of expression and human rights organisations…

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UN HRC: International community must demand human rights committments from Eritrea in Geneva

02 Feb 2014

ARTICLE 19 urges world leaders to demand strong human…

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Cambodia: UN human rights review as protest crackdown continues

27 Jan 2014

A coalition of human rights groups will urge the international…

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Tunisia: New constitution adopted by consensus

27 Jan 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption of the Tunisian Constitution,…

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The Gambia: Two journalists facing prosecution for conspiracy

17 Jan 2014

Two Gambian journalists, Musa Sheriff, editor-in-chief…

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Ukraine: Investigate attacks against journalists during protest clampdown

09 Dec 2013

The Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate…

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Computer Crimes in Iran: Online Repression in Practice

05 Dec 2013

ARTICLE 19  is set to host a panel discussion exploring…

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West Africa: Protection of Civic Space for Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

28 Nov 2013

The Regional Forum on the “Protection of Civic…

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Invitation: Panel Discussion & Reception

22 Nov 2013

Thursday 5 December, 18.30, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon…

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Russia: Khadjimurad Kamalov ‘Information is worth dying for’

15 Nov 2013

On 15 December 2011, Khadjimurad Kamalov, founder and…

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Artist Alert: October 2013

14 Nov 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

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Tanzania: Relief as MPs reject tougher penalties for media offences

13 Nov 2013

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the decision by Tanzania's National…

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Russia: Newspaper targeted under homosexual propaganda ban

13 Nov 2013

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that a Russian newspaper…

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Joint Letter: Open letter to David Cameron on surveillance

03 Nov 2013

Thomas Hughes – Executive Director – ARTICLE…

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Kenya: President must reject the Information and Communications Bill

01 Nov 2013

In response to yesterday’s adoption by the Kenyan…

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Kenya: Journalists harassed for showing army looting during Westgate mall attack

24 Oct 2013

**Update: Kenyan police have now withdrawn their decision…

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Gambia: Journalist accused of spreading false news flees country

21 Oct 2013

A journalist who has been accused of spreading false…

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UK: Concern about Parliamentary review into Guardian reporting of mass surveillance

17 Oct 2013

On 16 October 2013, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron…

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Morocco: Over 60 organisations call for immediate release of journalist Ali Anouzla

10 Oct 2013

Freedom of expression and human rights organisations…

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Azerbaijan: Election will not be credible unless people are free to criticise the government

08 Oct 2013

In a joint call, issued today, on the eve of the Presidential…

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European Parliament: How to deal with “hate speech” against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ILGA-Europe,…

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Responding to Hate Speech against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

In this policy paper, ARTICLE 19 proposes the response…

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Tanzania: Newspapers banned amid increasing hostility towards free speech

02 Oct 2013

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about a ban on two newspapers…

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Vietnam: Jailed human rights activist must be released immediately

02 Oct 2013

Today, the Vietnamese blogger, lawyer and activist…

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Obama: States Must Protect Civil Society under Threat

24 Sep 2013

This statement has been prepared by the International…

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One year on, still no Justice for Daudi Mwangosi

02 Sep 2013

Today (2nd September 2013,) marks exactly one year…

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Tunisia: Drop charges against detained cameraman

30 Aug 2013

Article 19, Reporters Without Borders, the Tunis Centre…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

08 Aug 2013

This monthly newsletter provides a snapshot of the…

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Iran: ARTICLE 19 delivers ‘welcome to the job’ card to newly inaugurated president

05 Aug 2013

On Monday 5 August, ARTICLE 19 staff from around the…

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Stand-still protest outside Turkish embassy to remember 7 dead in Gezi Park protests

26 Jul 2013

On Sunday, 28 July at 12pm, ARTICLE 19 will hold a…

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Myanmar: Press Council threatens resignation as lower house fails to amend dire press bill

09 Jul 2013

The Press Council has said that they will resign if…

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Russia: Journalist Akhmednabiyev killed after authorities fail to protect

09 Jul 2013

Dagestani journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev was shot…

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Tunisia: Concerning deterioration of freedom after rapper jailed

21 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 expresses its concern at the deteriorating…

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Defending the defenders: Security for Cambodian human rights defenders

19 Jun 2013

The work of human rights defenders (HRDs) is invaluable…

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Kenya: Concern about closure of parliamentary press centre

13 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 is concerned at the decision of the National…

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Rwanda: Newspaper seizures must stop

11 Jun 2013

Journalists working at a newspaper in KigaliARTICLE…

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The true face of Turkey...

10 Jun 2013

People walk over the exposed construction site of a…

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Sudan: Newspaper bans violate free expression

07 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns the forced closure of four newspapers…

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Burundi: Assent for media law blow to free expression

06 Jun 2013

The granting of assent to the Media Law is a severe…

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Eritrea: A Nation Silenced

03 Jun 2013

The Eritrean state television network ERITV broadcasting…