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UK: Ofcom should encourage community media to improve their practices, not reduce them to silence

25 Jul 2017

Ofcom, the UK regulatory authority for audiovisual…

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Global coalition from five nations demands “Five Eyes” respect encryption

04 Jul 2017

ARTICLE 19 joins 82 other organisations in the following…

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UK: ARTICLE 19 regional director Tahmina Rahman honoured

19 Jun 2017

Tahmina Rahman has been honoured with an MBE in recognition…

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UK: New surveillance law sets dangerous global precedent

18 Nov 2016

The UK Parliament has passed the Investigatory Powers…

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ARTICLE 19’s response to recognition of IMPRESS

25 Oct 2016

Today, on 25 October 2016, the UK Press Recognition…

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UK: RT bank accounts threatened with closure

20 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Joint submission by ARTICLE 19 and English PEN to the UPR of the United Kingdom

06 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 and English PEN welcome the opportunity…

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UN and OSCE Watchdogs urged to address media freedom in the UK

15 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 and concerned experts and academics urge…

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Joint statement: Planned new UK laws on extremism threaten free speech

18 May 2016

The government’s plans to tackle extremism through…

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UK: White paper on BBC's future fails to guarantee independence of public service broadcaster

16 May 2016

The UK government has published its white paper on…

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ECHR: Serious harm jurisdictional threshold must be respected

04 May 2016

 On 29 April 2016, ARTICLE 19 filed a third-party…

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UK: Calls for protection of Right to Protest

22 Apr 2016

After the conclusion of the official visit of Maina…

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Event: Countering violent extremism and freedom of expression

21 Apr 2016

When: Tue 3 May 2016, 6:00pmWhere: Free Word…

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ECtHR: Bulk interception powers violate freedom of expression

14 Mar 2016

On 4 March, ARTICLE 19 filed a third-party intervention…

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UK: ARTICLE 19 welcomes Government decision not to amend FOIA but concerns remain

01 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the announcement of UK Government's…

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UK: Investigatory Powers Bill needs redraft, not review

11 Feb 2016

Following the publication of report by the Joint Committee…

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UK: Free speech groups welcome win for press freedom in Miranda case

19 Jan 2016

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal ruled today…

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UK: The IP Bill - a broken promise and a wasted opportunity

14 Jan 2016

On 18 December 2015, ARTICLE 19 submitted written evidence…

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UK: ARTICLE 19 intervenes in Miranda Case

16 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19, English PEN, and the Media Legal Defence…

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UK: Investigatory Powers Bill – Rights Protections Illusory

04 Nov 2015

Today, on 4 November 2015, UK Home Secretary Theresa…

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UK: Freedom of Information Act must not be weakened

22 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a letter, along with 140 press…

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UK: Open Letter to Foreign Secretary regarding Surveillance of Rights Groups

01 Jul 2015

UPDATE: Since this letter was sent, it has been revealed…

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Surveillance State: What do Anonymity and Encryption mean for the UK?

01 Jul 2015

On Friday 26 June, ARTICLE 19 brought together two…

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UK: Cameron must not ignore surveillance recommendations

11 Jun 2015

This morning, the much-anticipated report by David…

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Protests planned across Europe on 12th June to mark Opening of European Games in Azerbaijan

10 Jun 2015

With human rights advocacy and campaigning impossible…


Event: The British Humanist Association's 2015 Voltaire Lecture

08 Jun 2015

July 2nd, 2015 7:00 PM225 Edgware RoadHilton London…

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Free expression groups welcome Supreme Court ruling on memoir

20 May 2015

A Supreme Court judgment today has overturned an injunction…

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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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ARTICLE 19 responds to Intelligence and Security Committee Report

12 Mar 2015

Thomas Hughes Executive Director of ARTICLE19 said:“While…

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UK: Cracking down on end-to-end encryption threatens free expression and right to privacy

13 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 have released this statement following UK…

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UK: Journalist sources must be protected

06 Oct 2014

Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 said…

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ECHR essential for protecting free speech in UK

03 Oct 2014

Responding to the UK Conservative Party's plans for…

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UK: House of Lords Report Advises Restraint on Social Media Offences

29 Jul 2014

Today, the House of Lords Communications Committee…

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UK: New Data Retention Bill is a False Emergency

14 Jul 2014

In response to the government’s announcement…

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UK: Miranda ruling fails to protect public interest journalism

19 Feb 2014

ARTICLE 19, English PEN and Media Legal Defence Initiative…

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UK: #dontspyonus mass surveillance campaign launched

11 Feb 2014

Together with a group of leading human rights and civil…


#TheDayWeFightBack: Don't Spy On Us CryptoParty

06 Feb 2014

You are invited to attend: Don't Spy On Us  CryptoParty…


London: Guernica magazine free expression special edition launch

29 Jan 2014

Come and join us to celebrate the launch of a special…

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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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UK: Open letter to Home Affairs Committee highlighting concerns over press freedom

02 Dec 2013

ARTICLE 19 and leading civil liberties campaigners…

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London Event: The Leveson Anniversary Lecture (Friday 29 November)

25 Nov 2013

The Leveson Anniversary LectureOrganised by ARTICLE…

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Artist Alert: October 2013

14 Nov 2013

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

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ARTICLE 19 intervenes in Miranda case

07 Nov 2013

ARTICLE 19, English PEN and the Media Legal Defence…

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70 rights groups caution Cameron over UK response to surveillance

03 Nov 2013

Seventy free speech, human rights, internet and media…

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Joint Letter: Open letter to David Cameron on surveillance

03 Nov 2013

Thomas Hughes – Executive Director – ARTICLE…


UK: ARTICLE 19 joins call on government to drop proposed FOI restrictions

30 Oct 2013

ARTICLE 19 joins 76 campaign groups, charities and…