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Requiring media to register as ‘foreign agents’ poses threat to free speech

17 Nov 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned about proposed amendments to…

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Council of Europe: Impunity for journalist murders must end

02 Nov 2017

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against…


Russia: Joint UPR Submission shows restrictive new laws on free expression

10 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19, Mass Media Defence Centre, OVD-Info,…

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Russia: Kirill Serebrennikov placed under house arrest

24 Aug 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s decision by Moscow’s…

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Russia: Hundreds detained in anti-corruption protests

13 Jun 2017

Yesterday hundreds of protesters were arrested and…

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Letter to PACE on addressing the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

21 Apr 2017

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council…

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Russia: ARTICLE 19 Condemns Incitement to Violence against LGBT people in Chechnya

07 Apr 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns reported violence against gay men…

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Russia: Online dissent sparks mass protests

31 Mar 2017

On 26 March, Russia experienced the largest popular…


Russia: Police Raid Journalists’ Home

01 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted the following alert to theCouncil…

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Russian editor threatened by government official in Instagram post

09 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Russia: Landmark ruling against LinkedIn a threat to social media

11 Nov 2016

Access to LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional…

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International Day to End Impunity: Russia must adhere to its commitments

02 Nov 2016

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against…

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Russia: ARTICLE 19 stands in solidarity with Amnesty International in Moscow

02 Nov 2016

In response to the sealing off without any prior warning…


Russia: Drop charges against blogger Anton Nossik

30 Sep 2016

On 3 October prominent blogger Anton Nossik is due…

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Russian Investigative Journalist and Activist Grigory Pasko Attacked

29 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Russia: Journalist imprisoned in Chechnya must be released

09 Sep 2016

UPDATE On 28 December, the Supreme Court of Chechnya…

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UNHRC: Digital Freedoms Under Threat in Russia

22 Jun 2016

Item 4 General Debate – Oral Statement23 June…

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Russia: Regressive restrictions to freedom of expression online highlighted in new interactive timeline

16 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 has launched an interactive timeline documenting…

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Russia: Increased Internet regulation poses serious challenge to online expression

04 Mar 2016

Over the course of 2015, Russian legislation related…


ECtHR: Court must protect rights of those reporting on protests

25 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19, the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI),…

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Russia: One step forward, two steps back in the battle against impunity in Dagestan

14 Dec 2015

Today, on 15 December 2015, ARTICLE 19 marks the 24th…

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Russia: Harassment of Dozhd TV Channel must end

09 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by the ongoing harassment…

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Legal Analysis: Russia's Right To Be Forgotten

16 Sep 2015

In August 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the so-called “Right…

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Russia: Investigation into Akhmednabiyev’s murder must be raised to federal level

08 Jul 2015

To mark the 2nd anniversary of the murder of independent…

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UN HRC: Civic Space Restrictions in Central Asia and Eastern Europe must be addressed

22 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 will make an oral statement to the 29th…

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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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Russia: Mass Media Defence Centre, latest target in continued NGO crackdown

27 Feb 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the decision by the Russian authorities…

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North Caucasus: Human Rights NGO lawyer hospitalised after brutal assault

06 Feb 2015

On 4 February, Memorial lawyer Murad Magomedov was…

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Russia: Journalists Under Attack – One Year On and Impunity Remains

15 Dec 2014

Today, Monday 15 December 2014, marks the 23rd annual…

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ARTICLE 19 comment on the death of Alexei Devotchenko

06 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is sad to hear of the death of Russian activist…

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Russia: Over 30 organisations call for progress in investigation into Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev's murder

02 Nov 2014

On the International Day to End Impunity over 30 organisations…

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Joint Letter with INGOs call on President Putin to repeal ‘Foreign Agent’ law

09 Oct 2014

ARTICLE 19 has joined together with more than 60 international…


Anna Politkovskaya: partial justice is not enough

07 Oct 2014

On the eighth anniversary of her murder, ARTICLE 19…


UNHRC: Oral statement on impunity for attacks against journalists in Russia

16 Sep 2014

Article 19 delivered the following oral statement to…


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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North Caucasus journalist found dead

01 Aug 2014

North Caucasus journalist, Timur Kushaev was found…

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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…


European Court of Human Rights: ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ bans violate freedom of expression

06 Mar 2014

On 28 February 2014, ARTICLE 19 and INTERRIGHTS submitted…

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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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UK: Refusal to issue visa to Russian journalist at risk sends wrong signal

20 Dec 2013

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow has rejected…

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UK: Refusing visa to journalist at risk gives the wrong signal

18 Dec 2013

On 12 December, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in…

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Spotlight On: Natalia Estemirova

15 Dec 2013

Natalia Estemirova moved to Chechnya in the late 1980s…

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Interview with Ricardo Gonzalez, ARTICLE 19’s Global Protection Officer

12 Dec 2013

A19: How do you perceive the current situation for…

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ARTICLE 19 interviews Elena Milashina, Investigative Journalist, Novaya Gazeta

12 Dec 2013

Elena Milashina is the leading investigative journalist…

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Russian Federation: Failure to protect journalists is failing the Russian people

12 Dec 2013

New investigations are needed into cases of violence…