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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Peaceful Protest Continues

23 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the Kazakh authorities’…

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Kazakhstan: Persecution of Peaceful Protesters must cease

19 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government of Kazakhstan to…

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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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Azerbaijan: Free Prisoners Before Baku Grand Prix Race

17 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 has joined a joint statement released by…


ECtHR: Free Expression and Data Protection must be balanced

15 Apr 2016

ARTICLE 19, with the Bulgarian Access to Information…

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Germany: Prosecution against comedian must be dropped

15 Apr 2016

Today Angela Merkel okayed the prosecution of Jan Böhmermann,…

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Turkey: Drop criminal charges against journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

24 Mar 2016

On the eve of a trial scheduled to start on March 25,…

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Azerbaijan: ARTICLE 19 welcomes release of political prisoners

17 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes today’s release of human…

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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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Turkey: Restore independence of opposition newspaper, Zaman

07 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 expresses the gravest of concern at the…

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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…

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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…


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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Kazakhstan: Detention of head of National Press Club raises concerns about press freedom

24 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that the detention and harassment…

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France: Website blocking undermines freedom of expression

16 Feb 2016

The French Conseil d'Etat found lawful a system of…

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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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Ukraine: Government must release blogger imprisoned for over a year on treason charges

09 Feb 2016

A year after his initial arrest, ARTICLE 19 calls upon…

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Turkey: Imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül must be allowed visitors

27 Jan 2016

Leading international free expression and press freedom…

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EU Consultation on Online Platforms: Internet intermediaries must be protected

20 Jan 2016

In December 2015, ARTICLE 19 responded to the EU consultation…

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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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Turkey must lift broadcast ban on Istanbul attack and allow public debate

12 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the fatal attack which…

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Kazakhstan: Raid on aims to silence critical reporting

18 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by today’s raids…

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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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Legal Analysis: Kyrgyzstan's Law on Countering Extremist Activity

14 Dec 2015

Executive summaryIn November 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed…

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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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Azerbaijan: Anniversary of Ismayilova's arrest highlights ongoing human rights crackdown

05 Dec 2015

On the anniversary of the arrest of Khadija Ismayilova,…

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Turkey: Killing of Tahir Elci demands a thorough and transparent investigation

01 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls for a prompt, thorough and impartial…

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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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Turkey: Media Repression reaches Crisis Point

30 Oct 2015

In the run-up to this weekend's election, the media…

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Azerbaijan: Two years of repression under Aliyev documented in new report

28 Oct 2015

With four days left until Azerbaijan’s parliamentary…

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Turkey: Emergency Press Freedom Mission

21 Oct 2015

From Oct. 19 to 21, 2015, representatives of ARTICLE…


Turkey: Joint international emergency press freedom mission

19 Oct 2015

Concerns over the deteriorating state of press freedom…

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Turkey: Government must protect Protest and Debate after Ankara Attack

12 Oct 2015

Following bomb attacks on a peace rally in Ankara,…

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Turkey: Government must protect Protest and Debate after Ankara Attack

12 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the 10 October bomb attack in Ankara…

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France: Draft Mass Surveillance Bill fails to protect privacy rights

30 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19, along with numerous civil rights groups,…

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OSCE: Discrimination against LGBTI Groups must end

29 Sep 2015

Today at the Organisation for Safety and Cooperation…

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ECtHR: Hungary must respect Right to Information

29 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 has made a submission to Grand Chamber of…

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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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Tajikistan: Practical reform needed

22 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19, English PEN and PEN International welcome…

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Azerbaijan: Pressure on independent media must end

18 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a joint statement, as part of…

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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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Central Asia: Legalised harassment of journalists must stop

08 Sep 2015

On International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity,…

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Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

01 Sep 2015

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced…

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Legal Analysis: Tajikistan's Law on Television and Radio Broadcasting

25 Aug 2015

In August 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed Tajikistan's Law…

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Azerbaijan: Prisoners of the European Games

14 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a joint statement with the Sport…

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Azerbaijan: Journalist murdered as crackdown on rights continues

10 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a joint statement condemning…