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The State of Surveillance in Iran’s Cyberspace

14 May 2015

Iranian Internet users and Iranian authorities remain…

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Special Rapporteurs Warn Against Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Conflicts

04 May 2015

Today, at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day International…

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Mexico: ARTICLE 19 launches annual report 'State of Censorship'

25 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 Mexico has launched its annual report: Estado…

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Kazakhstan: UPR recommendations now must be implemented

19 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement at the UN Human…

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Mexico: Judge acknowledges violation of journalist Pedro Canché’s right to due process

10 Mar 2015

On 24 February, the Sixth District Judge of the State…

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Brazil: Digital censorship of activist reaches two years

06 Mar 2015

Ricardo Fraga was forbidden by a Brazilian court to…

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Turkey: Release journalist Mehmet Baransu and drop the charges

06 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of Taraf journalist…

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Broken Pens and Missing Pieces – the Effects of Censorship

27 Feb 2015

"Censorship is the mother of metaphor” - Jorge…

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists released on bail

12 Feb 2015

Commenting on the release of Al Jazeera journalists…

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Finding a Safe Space in Iran

06 Feb 2015

The unease of having your parents, aunts, uncles and…


Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

06 Feb 2015

This monthly newsletter provides a snapshot of the…

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste released while colleagues remain in jail

02 Feb 2015

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been released…

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Iran: The Un-universal Application of Universal Human Rights

30 Jan 2015

“Free speech in Iran”.  “Freedom…

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Tunisia: ARTICLE 19 demands the release of the blogger Yassine Ayari

22 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 denounces the conviction of the blogger…

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France: social media investigations and arrests violate the right to freedom of expression

14 Jan 2015

On 14 January 2015, the French comedian Dieudonné…

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Saudi Arabia: Stop flogging of Raif Badawi

13 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the recent flogging of…

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ARTICLE 19 joins action to publish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons

08 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 joins Index on Censorship, the Comic Book…

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France: ARTICLE 19 condemns attack on offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine

07 Jan 2015

Following the attack on the offices of French satirical…

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The Gambia: Community radio station taken off-air following foiled coup d’état

05 Jan 2015

On 3 January 2015, the Gambian authorities ordered…

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"The Interview" cancellation sets dangerous precedent for censorship

18 Dec 2014

Update: To protest against the attack on freedom of…

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Tunisia: Draft Decree on the establishment of a Press Council

17 Dec 2014

In December 2014, ARTICLE 19 examined the Draft Decree…


Turkey: ARTICLE 19 expresses concern about arrest of journalists

15 Dec 2014

On 14 December, at least 24 people were arrested in…

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Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

10 Dec 2014

Today, on Human Rights Day, we remind the world of…

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Tanzania: Sedition Offences in the Newspapers Act and Penal Code

10 Dec 2014

In November 2014, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the Tanzanian…

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Azerbaijan: Repression in Azerbaijan must stop

06 Dec 2014

On 4 December‎, another famous civil society figure…

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Mexico: online news sites targeted in Puebla, Chiapas and Jalisco

01 Dec 2014

Over the course of 2014, ARTICLE 19 has documented…

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Living with State Censorship!

28 Nov 2014

Many years ago, prominent Iranian journalist Mahmoud…

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Egypt: News websites and alternative voices

26 Nov 2014

In a country deeply polarized after three years of…

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Mexico: Respect for human rights is essential to overcome the current crisis

20 Nov 2014

Mexican democracy faces a defining moment.  The…

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Mexico: Guerrero Police beat journalists during protest

14 Nov 2014

On Tuesday November 11, Guerrero state police beat…

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Azerbaijan: Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent media

04 Nov 2014

On 30 October a Baku court sentenced opposition journalist…

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ARTICLE 19 Brazil launches website to catalogue violations of freedom of expression

04 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 Brazil has launched (2nd November 2014)…

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Montenegro: ARTICLE 19 statement in support of Vanja Calovic

29 Oct 2014

“ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned  at the…

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Brazil: ARTICLE 19 launches campaign to decriminalise defamation

29 Oct 2014

ARTICLE 19 has launched a campaign to promote the decriminalisation…

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Iran’s notion of human rights vs. Reality

10 Oct 2014

“God, I can't breathe...” The emotional…

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Kazakhstan: Comment selected provisions of the Draft Code of Civil Procedure

02 Oct 2014

In October 2014, ARTICLE 19 examined the compliance…

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Iran’s Presidential Template

02 Oct 2014

This week has been eventful in Iran. With all that…

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Corrupt on Earth?

25 Sep 2014

Mohsen Amiraslani, prisoner of conscience, executed…

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Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders

12 Sep 2014

The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally…

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Vietnam: Arbitrary detention of Mr. Le Quoc Quan

29 Aug 2014

H.E. Mr. Trương Tấn SangPresident of the Socialist…


Russia: Impunity for attacks and threats against journalists must end

29 Aug 2014

ARTICLE 19 has submitted the below statement to the…

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Azerbaijan: Investigate brutal attack on journalist

27 Aug 2014

The brutal attack on the journalist Ilgar Nasibov,…

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Brazil: Special Rapporteurs for freedom of expression affirm right to free expression

26 Aug 2014

In a debate held on August 18 at the Faculty of Law…

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Honduras: Calling for protection of Dina Meza and all journalists

20 Aug 2014

Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla BanegasMinisterio…

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Vietnam: Hanoi government must stop attacks against Vietnam’s Facebook community

07 Aug 2014

As organizations dedicated to free expression and an…

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Iran Continues with its Indiscriminate Repression of the Press and Media

07 Aug 2014

It has been more than two weeks since the arrest of…

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Time for Rouhani to Take Imminent Action – The implications of Jason Rezaian’s Arrest

31 Jul 2014

“Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence…

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President Jammeh must put an end to 20 years of repression and impunity for human rights violations

22 Jul 2014

22 July 1994 - 22 July 2014: 20 Years of Fear in Gambia…

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Myanmar: Video interview as 5 journalists get 10 years hard labour

18 Jul 2014

This week, 5 journalists in Myanmar were sentenced…

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Five years on and still no justice for Natalia

15 Jul 2014

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of…