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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…


Malaysia: Free Speech Is Far From “Thriving”

26 Apr 2017

ARTICLE 19 is astonished by a recent speech made by…

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Myanmar: UN decides imprisonment of Saffron Revolution leader Gambira contravenes UDHR

04 Nov 2016

On 3 November 2016, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary…

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Myanmar: United Nations General Assembly resolution is still needed

01 Sep 2016

ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Civil…

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Philippines: Right to information law must follow Executive Order

17 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the Executive Order requiring all…

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Myanmar: Prosecutors should drop Mizzima online defamation case

28 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 is seriously concerned by the newly-elected…

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Myanmar: Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Bill

16 May 2016

Executive SummaryARTICLE 19 welcomes the newly elected…

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Myanmar: Draft right to information law needs adequate public consultation

17 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls on the incoming Myanmar government…


Myanmar: Calls for meaningful reform in oral statement during UN Universal Periodic Review

17 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes Myanmar’s engagement in the…


Myanmar: Imprisoning Than Than Maw worsens gender-based violation of free expression

26 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the extended trial, and illegitimate…

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Country Report: The Right to Information in South Korea

21 Jan 2016

Constitutional FrameworkThe South Korean Constitution…


Myanmar: Journalists recommend new government decriminalise expression

05 Jan 2016

A survey of Myanmar journalists and media workers at…

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Legal Analysis: The Myanmar Law on Broadcasting

20 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYMyanmar’s newly adopted Broadcasting…

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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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Asia: Infrastructure Investment Bank must act with Transparency and Accountability

29 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 joins with other international organisations…

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Myanmar: Facebook arrests violate International Law

22 Oct 2015

UPDATE:It was reported today, 23 November, that the…

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The Right to Information in Thailand

15 Oct 2015

Constitutional FrameworkThe turbulent history of Thailand…

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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 Disclosed - The Right to Know across Asia

28 Sep 2015

In the past 20 years, the global shift towards the…

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Asia: The Right to Know Principles

28 Sep 2015

These Principles were originally developed in 1999,…

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Myanmar: Government’s handling of Par Gyi criticised at UN HRC

18 Sep 2015

Today, Myanmar’s government was criticised inside…

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Indonesia: Murder of journalist must have full and thorough investigation

17 Sep 2015

On 9 September, ARTICLE 19, with eight other civil…

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Myanmar: Ministry’s internet plan needs more safeguards for regulator independence

15 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 urges the government of Myanmar to strengthen…

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Myanmar: National Human Rights Commission and UN urge justice for student protesters

14 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes calls from Myanmar’s National…

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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…


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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Cambodia: Calls for review of Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations

07 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19, in a joint letter addressed to the Cambodian…

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Country Report: Censored gender

30 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 launches its report Women in Myanmar today.…

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Indonesia: Restrictions on Foreign Journalists lifted

08 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19, as part of the International Partnership…

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

02 Apr 2015

ARTICLE 19 is calling on the Malaysian government to…


UNHRC: Oral statement on free expression and elections on Myanmar

16 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered the following joint oral statement to…

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Myanmar: Crackdown on protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

11 Mar 2015

The excessive violence used against peaceful protesters…


Myanmar: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights statement ahead of elections

25 Feb 2015

“We welcome the statement of the UN High Commissioner…


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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Indonesia: Press Freedom, Free Expression Still Under Threat

18 Dec 2014

An international delegation visiting Indonesia last…

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Myanmar: Printing and Publishing Law

11 Nov 2014

In 2014, ARTICLE 19 analysed the 2014 Printing and…

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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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Myanmar: Free expression, media freedom and 2015 elections

01 Oct 2014

It is recognised everywhere that the media play a vital…


UNHRC: Situation for freedom of expression in Cambodia is deteriorating

24 Sep 2014

Article 19 delivered the following oral statement to…

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Vietnam: Arbitrary detention of Mr. Le Quoc Quan

29 Aug 2014

H.E. Mr. Trương Tấn SangPresident of the Socialist…

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Myanmar: Amended Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

22 Aug 2014

On 24 June 2014, following months of campaigning by…