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Turkey: Politically-motivated trials of journalists and human rights defenders continue

20 Feb 2017

Last week, ARTICLE 19, PEN International and Reporters without Borders (RSF) monitored the hearings of several criminal cases against journalists…

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Myanmar: Journalist reporting on illegal logging and corruption facing threats and harassment

18 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned about continued harassment and legal action, filed by members of the military and police, against freelance journalist…

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OSCE: States must urgently appoint new Representative on Freedom of the Media

16 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 joins a coalition of freedom of expression organisations urging OSCE Participating States to urgently appoint a new Representative…

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Brazil: Report analyses recent process of criminalisation of protests

09 Feb 2017

Study describes how the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government have adopted measures to restrict the right to protest in…

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Kenya: Court strikes down criminal defamation laws

06 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the decision today by Kenya’s High Court declaring Section 194 of the Penal Code, which creates the offence of criminal…

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Mexico: Civil society organizations reject government’s surveillance of human rights defenders

16 Feb 2017

On 11 July 2016, an investigation by the Citizen Lab…


Kazakhstan: Editor-in-chief in pre-trial detention must be immediately released

15 Feb 2017

On 11 February, Zhanbolat Mamay, editor-in chief of…

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Tightening the Net Part 2: The Soft War and Cyber Tactics in Iran

03 Feb 2017

Despite being one of the region’s leading cyberpowers,…


Brazil: New study analyses bills on personal data regulation

01 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 South America today launched a new study…


Azerbaijani Freelance Journalist Sentenced to 30 days Administrative Detention

27 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Brazil: ARTICLE 19 launches guide on community internet providers

19 Jan 2017

A new guide, "How to Create and Regularize a Community…

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Azerbaijan: Censorship of main opposition paper

18 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 has submitted an alert to the Council…

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Tanzania: Popular website Jamii Forum’s office raided, staff arrested and detained

16 Dec 2016

The arrest on Tuesday of Maxence Melo, founder and…

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Poland: President Must Reject Proposed Restrictions on Protests

15 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Polish President to reject…


Netherlands: Wilders’ ‘hate speech’ conviction will not advance tolerance

09 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 considers that the ‘hate speech’…