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Iran: End arbitrary detention of media charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

12 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns new charges brought against…

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Iran: Review of the Publication and Free Access to Information Act 2009

28 Sep 2017

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 reviews Iran’s Publication…

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Iran: The long road to transparency

28 Sep 2017

A draft bill for Iran’s first Freedom of Information…


Iran: Backsliding on UN Free Expression Commitments

19 Sep 2017

In this Universal Periodic Review (UPR) midterm report,…

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Tightening the Net: A New Cabinet and New Attempts at Control

18 Sep 2017

President Hassan Rouhani’s appointment of hardliners…

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Tightening the Net: Online Freedoms in Iran Following Rouhani’s Reelection

17 Jul 2017

This briefing explores some of the developments and…

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Iran: Re-elected administration must make rhetoric reality for free expression online

25 May 2017

Following his re-election for a second term in Iran’s…

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Tightening the Net: Online Freedoms in Iran Ahead of the 2017 Presidential Elections

11 May 2017

This report is the first in a series of quarterly briefings,…

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Iran: Death sentence imposed on Sina Dehghan is an affront to Iran’s own criminal code.

29 Mar 2017

In January this year the Iranian authorities charged…

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UN HRC: Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Iran extended with increased support

24 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the UN Human Rights…

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Joint letter on UN HRC34 resolution on Iran

17 Mar 2017

Your Excellency, We, the undersigned cross-regional…

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Iran: Arrests and Intimidation of Telegram Administrators and Journalists Ahead of the Elections

17 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned at the increasing crackdown…

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Iran: Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

16 Mar 2017

The Iranian authorities should stop the harassment,…

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UN HRC must continue freedom of expression scrutiny on Iran

07 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report the UN Special Rapporteur…

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ARTICLE 19 at the UN #HRC34: What is at Stake for Free Expression?

26 Feb 2017

Today, 27 February, the UN Human Rights Council begins…

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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,…

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Iran: How Iranian authorities have been fighting the ‘Soft War’ online

03 Feb 2017

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

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Iran: UNGA Resolution sends vital message on human rights concerns

13 Dec 2016

To: Member States of the United Nations General Assembly Your…

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Iran: Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on secret charges

12 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned by the five year…

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Iran: Execution of Kurdish Prisoners must stop immediately

15 Aug 2016

Rights groups condemn recent execution of Kurdish prisoners…

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Opening Soon? Iran’s Internet Laundrette

02 Aug 2016


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What You Should Know about the Smartphone Revolution in Iran

09 Jun 2016

Technological advances have the potential to transform…

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Iran: British Iranian arbitrarily arrested and detained in solitary confinement

10 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned by the arbitrary…

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Minding the Gap: Mapping the needs of Human Rights Defenders in Exile

15 Apr 2016

ARTICLE19 has created a new interactive map to illustrate…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches part one of the Tightening…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 is launching the first part of the…

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UNHRC 31: Iran Special Rapporteur mandate extended

24 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights…

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Iropoly: Can you win at the game of digital security?

22 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches Iropoly, a brand-new video…

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Joint Letter from the civil society on the Renewal of SR Mandate on Iran at HRC31

16 Mar 2016

March 16, 2016                                                                          To:…

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Internet Legislation Atlas: Mapping freedom of expression online

26 Feb 2016

The advent of the Internet has raised many issues around…

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Iran: Arbitrary detention of opposition leaders must end

12 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 demands that the Iranian authorities end…

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Iran: Release of Jason Rezaian welcome, but international pressure must remain

19 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the release of Washington Post…

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Iran: Privacy and censorship fears around Telegram messaging app

18 Nov 2015

There are emerging concerns about privacy and government…

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UN General Assembly: Member states urged to support Human Rights in Iran

13 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a joint letter calling upon UN…

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Iran: Exiled but not silenced - Human Rights Defenders in the Diaspora

09 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has launched a new report on the Human Rights…

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Exiled but not silenced: Listening to the Human Rights Defenders of the Iranian Diaspora

09 Nov 2015

January 2015, I sat in a dimly lit cafe in central…


Iran: Reports of an intensifying crackdown

06 Nov 2015

Over the last week, unsettling reports have emerged…

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Iran: Jason Rezaian sentenced in unacceptable violation of due process

16 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the basic disregard of due…

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Online Security: Who needs it?

08 Oct 2015

“Why is it important to address online security…

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Iran: Detained internet entrepreneur must be released

17 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 urges the Iranian government to immediately…

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UNHRC: Oral Statement on detention of Jason Rezaian

15 Sep 2015

On 15th September, Ali Rezaian made an oral…

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The Organised Suppression of Kurdish Journalists in Iran

19 Aug 2015

It has been nearly 120 years since the first Kurdish…


Iropoly: What are the online behaviours that are landing Iranian online activists in jail?

02 Jul 2015

What are the online behaviours that are landing Iranian…

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Computer Crimes in Iran: Risky Online Behaviour

02 Jul 2015

What is the correlation between the online and offline…

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Iran: We Must Protect the Right to Artistic Expression

23 Jun 2015

#JeSuisAtena Watching Atena Farghadani describe the…

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Iran Must Release Iranian-Canadian TV Producer Mostfa Azizi

15 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 continues to call for the immediate release…

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Repressing Protests in Mahabad; An Example of Violating Freedom of Expression in Iran

12 Jun 2015

Article 23 of the Iranian constitution forbids the…

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The State of Surveillance in Iran’s Cyberspace

14 May 2015

Iranian Internet users and Iranian authorities remain…