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Malaysia: Drop Criminal Charges against Human Rights Defender Siti Kasim

27 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the criminal charges brought…

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Malaysia: Cease investigations of The Star newspaper and its journalists

05 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the investigation of five editors…

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Malaysia: Drop charges against independent news portal Malaysiakini

18 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns charges against the CEO and Editor-in-Chief…

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Malaysia: Social Media Users Must Not Be Co-Opted to Censor Online Dissent

08 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that a new “advisory…

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Malaysia: Communications and Multimedia Act

24 Mar 2017

In February 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Communications…

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Malaysia: ARTICLE 19 condemns conviction of human rights activist for screening banned film

22 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 expressed concern about the conviction of…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on civic space intensifies with raids, threats, and arrests

30 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the escalating crackdown on civic…

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Free Maria Chin, Abolish SOSMA!

24 Nov 2016

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, strongly…

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Malaysia: Government must protect and facilitate BERSIH 5 Protest

18 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 urges the Malaysian government to protect…

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Malaysia: Travel ban for Zunar and other HRDs a violation of right to freedom of expression

18 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 urges the Malaysia government to lift the…

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Malaysia: Judicial harassment of human rights defender Jannie Lasimbang must end

24 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19, joint with over 200 civil society organisations,…

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Activist Interview: Ahmad Fuad Rahmat of Projek Dialog, Malaysia

09 Dec 2015

How would you describe status of freedom of expression…

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Record-Breaker on Trial: Who is Zunar?

06 Nov 2015

Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque, better-known as Zunar,…

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"Everybody must fight for freedom in their own way" - ARTICLE 19 Interview with Zunar

06 Nov 2015

This week, cartoonist and political satirist Zunar…

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Malaysia: Zunar's Trial challenges Sedition Act as unconstitional

06 Nov 2015

Today, 6 November, Zunar’s case was called…

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Malaysia: Sedition Act upheld in further blow to free expression

06 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed by Malaysia’s 6 October…

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Asia: The Right to Know Principles

28 Sep 2015

These Principles were originally developed in 1999,…

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Malaysia: Restrictions on freedom of expression around Bersih 4.0 must be lifted

01 Sep 2015

On August 27, ARTICLE 19 signed a joint letter to the…

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Malaysia: Blocking websites to prevent protest violates international law

27 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to retract…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

05 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

04 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Malaysia: Drop charges against cartoonist Zunar

19 May 2015

ARTICLE 19 has joined together with English PEN, Index…

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Zunar in conversation with Martin Rowson

11 May 2015

Thu 14 May 2015, 7:30pm,  Free Word Lecture TheatreIn…

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Malaysia: ARTICLE 19 calls on government to drop charges against cartoonist Zunar

02 Apr 2015

ARTICLE 19 is calling on the Malaysian government to…

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UNHRC: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders urges to end impunity

09 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur…

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UNHRC: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders urges to end impunity

09 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur…

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Malaysia: Repeal Section 203A of the Penal Code

16 Feb 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that amendments to create new…

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Malaysia: Drop sedition investigation into political cartoonist Zunar

11 Feb 2015

UPDATE: Zunar was released on bail on 13 February,…

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Malaysia: Growing intolerance as human rights lawyer arrested

15 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the recent arrest of Malaysian…

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Malaysia: PM Najib Razak must fulfill promise to repeal Sedition Act without delay

04 Nov 2014

UPDATE: On Wednesday 5 November, the High Court referred…

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Malaysia: Building interfaith bridges online

24 Jan 2014

ARTICLE 19 has launched a social media project to facilitate…

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Artist Alert: November 2013

05 Dec 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Intellectual Property Chapter

28 Nov 2013

On 13 November, Wikileaks published a full draft of…

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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Unveiling the shroud of secrecy

28 Nov 2013

ARTICLE 19  releases a detailed legal analysis of…

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Civil Society Groups Urge Trade Transparency

21 Nov 2013

Today, ARTICLE 19 joined with more than 30 Civil Society…

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Artist Alert: October 2013

14 Nov 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

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Artist Alert: August - September 2013

21 Oct 2013

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through…

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Malaysia: Attacks on free speech ahead of elections

02 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that attempts are being made…

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Malaysia: Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

11 Mar 2013

Executive summary  1. In this submission, ARTICLE…

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Act now to end impunity in Malaysia: Radzi Razak

09 Nov 2012

In April, journalist Radzi Razak was covering a mass…

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Asia Pacific: Free expression and law in 2011

05 Apr 2012

In this statement, ARTICLE 19 highlights the major…

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ICCPR Anniversary: Opportunity for Protection of Freedom of Speech

23 Mar 2012

On the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the International…

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Saudi Arabia and Malaysia violate rights of Saudi tweeter

22 Feb 2012

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the actions of Malaysia…

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Malaysia: Zunar’s London exhibition,“To Fight through Cartoon” opens to a sold-out crowd

16 Feb 2012

Acclaimed Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar (née…

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Malaysia: Political satirist takes government to court over ‘Cartoon-O-Phobia’

18 Jan 2012

Celebrated Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar (née…

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Malaysia: to fight through cartoons

12 Jan 2012

ARTICLE 19 invites you to the launch of 'TO FIGHT THROUGH…