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Egypt: UPR calls for end to crackdown on protest and civil society

20 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 and the Association for Free Thought and…

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Myanmar: Crackdown on protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

11 Mar 2015

The excessive violence used against peaceful protesters…

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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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Brazil: A month of protests and violations

09 Feb 2015

Today (9th February 2015) marks one month since public…

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Hong Kong: Curb excessive police force and uphold protesters' rights

01 Dec 2014

ARTICLE 19 calls for the Hong Kong authorities to curb…

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Mexico: Police attack journalists and human rights defenders at protest over 43 missing students

21 Nov 2014

At least 18 journalists and human rights defenders…

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Tajikistan: New draft law on demonstrations is not needed in a democratic society

21 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that the new draft law…

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The Black Fish of Urmia

21 Nov 2014

A car tyre lies in the growing salt flats of Lake Urmia,…


Mexico: ARTICLE 19 statement on disappeared students

09 Oct 2014

Thomas Hughes Executive Director of Article 19 said: ARTICLE19…

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Myanmar: Amended Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

22 Aug 2014

On 24 June 2014, following months of campaigning by…

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Brazil: Police must be regulated during protests

30 May 2014

With the start of the World Cup only a week away, ARTICLE…

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Brazil's own goal: Protests, police and the World Cup

29 May 2014

The countdown to the 2014 World Cup has been marked…

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Human Rights Council: States must protect rights during protests

31 Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the UN Human Rights…

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Venezuela: Government must take concrete actions to enable dialogue

21 Mar 2014

After 38 days of widespread protests in Venezuela 31…

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Mexico: Non-fatal violence against journalists soars in 2013.

18 Mar 2014

Article 19 hold a silent demonstration in Mexico City…

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Russia: Crackdown starts as Sochi ends

24 Feb 2014

As the global spotlight on Russia for the 2014 Sochi…

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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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How to protect yourself during protests: A19 Video Tutorial

13 Dec 2013

ARTICLE 19 marked Human Rights Day (10 December) with…

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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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Ukraine: Excessive use of force against protests must stop

03 Dec 2013

Since 21 November 2013, people across Ukraine began…

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Mexico: Increasing violence against protesters

31 Oct 2013

In the past 10 months, protests in Mexico City have…

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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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Responding to Hate Speech against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

In this policy paper, ARTICLE 19 proposes the response…

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Uganda: Public Order Management Bill

13 Aug 2013

On 6th August 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed the…


ECtHR: Eon v France

01 Aug 2013

14 March 2013, European Court of Human Rights, Application…

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Egypt: Excessive use of force against protesters

29 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 is alarmed by the violence against protesters…

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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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Brazil: State response to protests indiscriminate and disproportionate

17 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns the indiscriminate use of force…

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Tunisia: Decision in FEMEN protest violates freedom of expression

14 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 is alarmed by the sentence, delivered by…

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UK: EDF sentences highlight need for review of protest laws

06 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that just a week after a UN…

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UNHRC: UN expert on peaceful assembly reports on UK

30 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of Maina Kiai, the UN…

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Uganda: Violent attacks on protesters as letter crisis continues

28 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns the violent attacks by the Ugandan…

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Vietnam: Injustice reigns as eight pro-democracy activists lose appeal

24 May 2013

Family members and supporters rally to demand freedom…

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Brazil: Court approves ban on development protestor

21 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed with the decision of a court…

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Brazil: Campaigner against property project silenced by court

26 Apr 2013

ARTICLE 19 has lent its support to the case of Ricardo…

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Venezuela: Critical situation for free speech post-election

24 Apr 2013

ARTICLE 19 urges the newly elected Venezuelan government…

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Bangladesh: Action needed now to stop gender-based violence against journalists

10 Apr 2013

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government to condemn violence…

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Egypt: Law Relating to the Regulation of the Right to Demonstrate in Public Spaces

25 Feb 2013

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 finds that the Draft Law…

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Vietnam: Jailing of thirteen pro-democracy activists is an abuse of fundamental rights

09 Jan 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns the jailing of thirteen pro-democracy…

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Kazakhstan: Ongoing crackdown on criticism and the muzzling of independent media

17 Dec 2012

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about the ongoing crackdown…