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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…

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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…

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Another Week and Another Arrest of an Innocent Iranian Journalist

11 Jul 2014

Branded as one of the world's worst jailer of journalists…

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Somaliland: Journalists should be immediately released

26 Jun 2014

ARTICLE 19 condemns the harsh and excessive sentences…

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Eritrea: HRC must establish Commission of Inquiry

23 Jun 2014

ARTICLE 19 calls on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)…

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Egypt: Jazeera decision symptomatic of wider crackdown

23 Jun 2014

Commenting on today's Al Jazeera verdict, Thomas Hughes,…

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Iran in the World Cup vs. Iran’s Political Prisoners

20 Jun 2014

The World Cup games and Twitter have been the ultimate…

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Brazil: Crackdown on protesters marks first day of World Cup

12 Jun 2014

Protests marking the first day of the World Cup in…

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UNHRC: Oral Statement on safety of journalists

11 Jun 2014

This Oral Statement was delivered by ARTICLE 19 and…

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Suppressing Freedom of Expression in Iran, One Facebook User At A Time

30 May 2014

It seems that recently not a week goes by without developments…

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Bangladesh: Citizens demand greater protection of freedom of expression

23 May 2014

In a press release issued on 21 May prominent citizens…

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The Crime of Happiness: Distorted Justice in Iran

22 May 2014

The last seven days have seen the unravelling of partially…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

12 May 2014

This monthly newsletter provides a snapshot of the…

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Central Asian governments must stop violating freedom of expression

02 May 2014

On World Press Freedom day, ARTICLE 19 and regional…

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Bangladesh: Lack of protection for journalists and online activists

02 May 2014

In its report Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh ARTICLE…

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Brazil: Latest annual report on crimes against free expression launched

30 Apr 2014

Serious crimes against the right to freedom of expression…

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Ethiopia: Zone 9 bloggers must be immediately and unconditionally released

28 Apr 2014

ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of 6 ‘Zone 9’…

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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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Spotlight On: Natalia Estemirova

15 Dec 2013

Natalia Estemirova moved to Chechnya in the late 1980s…

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Ukraine: Investigate attacks against journalists during protest clampdown

09 Dec 2013

The Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate…