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Statement

Eritrea: ARTICLE 19 disturbed at situation for free expression

14 Jun 2017

The following statement was delivered at the 35th Session…

Statement

South Sudan: Calls for reform in oral statement on UN Universal Periodic Review

17 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 is gravely concerned about the severe deterioration…

Statement

Uganda: Oral statement calls for action in implementation in UN Universal Periodic Review

16 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 regrets that the Government of Uganda has…

Press release

Uganda: Court finds police officer guilty of assaulting journalists

13 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes a court verdict in which a senior…

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Kenya: Court strikes down criminal defamation laws

06 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the decision today by Kenya’s…

Legal analysis

Kenya: Computer and Cybercrimes Bill

18 Nov 2016

In September 2016, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the draft Computer…

Update

Bulletin: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

31 Oct 2016

This quarterly bulletin provides a snapshot of the…

Press release

Kenya: Public Benefit Organizations Act operationalised

16 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the operationalisation of the Public…

Press release

Kenya: New dawn for transparency as Access to Information law is passed

01 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the assent into law of the Access…

Press release

Kenya: Politicians must be held to account for intimidation and harassment of journalists

24 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the increasing attacks…

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Uganda: Online News and Twitter Coverage of the 2016 Election

18 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 has partnered with the Centre for the Study…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

10 Aug 2016

JUNE/JULY 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

Statement

UNHRC : Systematic censorship enables ongoing crimes against humanity in Eritrea

22 Jun 2016

At the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the Commission…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

09 Jun 2016

MAY 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot of…

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Kenya: Protester killings must lead to end of police violence

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the killing of three protestors…

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Kenya: Teargas, brutality and the killing of a protester at electoral reform demonstration

17 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns yesterday’s killing…

Legal analysis

Kenya: Information Communications (Cybersecurity) and (Electronic Transactions) Draft Regulations

21 Apr 2016

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 reviews the draft Information…

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Kenya: Win for freedom of expression as repressive law declared unconstitutional

19 Apr 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the news that Kenya’s law…

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Legal Analysis: Kenya Programming Code

15 Apr 2016

Executive summary: In April 2016, ARTICLE 19 analysed…

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Country Report: Protest in Kenya 2015

12 Apr 2016

see the full infographic here  Introduction:…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

06 Apr 2016

MARCH 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Kenya: Proposed Amendments to Parliament Standing orders must be dropped

30 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by suggested amendments to…

Statement

Rwanda: ARTICLE 19 Delivers UPR Outcome Statement

17 Mar 2016

On 16 March, ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

07 Mar 2016

February 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Uganda: Blanket ban on social media on election day is disproportionate

18 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by the decision by the…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

04 Feb 2016

January 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Tanzania: Another newspaper banned in continuing harassment of press

21 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed that the Tanzanian government…

Press release

Kenya: Intimidation and harassment of bloggers reaches new high

21 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 is deeply alarmed by recent escalation of…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

08 Dec 2015

November 2015This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Uganda: Attacks and Impunity in run-up to elections

18 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned with the increased attacks…

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ACHPR: National law must protect Freedom of Expression

11 Nov 2015

During the 57th Session of the African Commission on…

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Kenya: Reporter John Ngarichu released, but concerns remain over arrest

11 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned over the recent detention…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

04 Nov 2015

October 2015This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Rwanda: Government must commit to Freedom of Expression at UPR

03 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 encourages Rwandan government to use the…

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Kenya: Impunity reigns as communicators are silenced and intimidated

02 Nov 2015

Attacks on journalists in Kenya have increased substantially…

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Ethopia: Zone 9 Bloggers' Charges Dropped

20 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the Ethiopian Court’s decision…

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Kenya: Unconstitutional attempt to gag media by Parliament

16 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the total disregard for…

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Kenya: Concern over Appointment of Directors of State Corporations

14 Oct 2015

Following the recent appointment of 350 directors of…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

12 Oct 2015

September 2015This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Tanzania: Significant progress not yet made

22 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the opportunity to contribute to…

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Uganda: NGO Bill would restrict Civic Space

04 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the contents of the recently…

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Legal Analysis: Tanzania- Media Services Bill

10 Aug 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the draft Tanzanian…

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Ethiopia: Safety handbook for journalists covering elections

22 Jul 2015

In the run-up to the election in May of this year,…

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Somalia: National Communications Act 2015

16 Jul 2015

In July 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Draft National…

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Ethiopia: Journalists remain in detention under Anti-Terror Proclamation

14 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed by the conviction of Yusuf…

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Tanzania: Cybercrime Act 2015

13 Jul 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Tanzanian Cybercrimes…

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Ethiopia: 3 journalists and 2 bloggers released; 4 remain imprisoned from Zone 9 Collective

09 Jul 2015

On 8 July, ahead of an official visit by US President…

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Kenya: Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations and Programming Code

30 Jun 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Kenya Information…

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UN HRC: Systematic Violation of Human Rights in Eritrea Demands Accountability

25 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 today called on the UN Human Rights Council…