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Support the Motion for Dismissal of the PACE President Pedro Agramunt

06 Oct 2017

We, members of the NGO coalition the Civic Solidarity…


EU fails to protect free speech online, again

05 Oct 2017

On 28 September 2017, the European Commission published…

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Turkey: Kadri Gürsel released, four remain behind bars in Cumhuriyet case

27 Sep 2017

ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute (IPI)…

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Turkey: Show trials of journalists are a travesty of justice

19 Sep 2017

This week, ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders…

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Azerbaijan and Turkey: Human rights concerns over EIB loan to TANAP

18 Sep 2017

ARTICLE 19 joins a group of 25 NGOs to express our…

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Event: How to Free the Media in Turkey?

14 Sep 2017

Yesterday morning, on Wednesday 13 September, ARTICLE…

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Human Rights and Justice Advocates at Serious Risk in the OSCE Region

11 Sep 2017

We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP),…

Legal analysis

Germany: Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law on Social Networks undermines free expression

01 Sep 2017

In August 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Act to Improve…


Germany: Repeal new law on “hate speech” and social networks

01 Sep 2017

ARTICLE 19 urges the German government to repeal the…

Legal analysis

Kyrgyzstan: Law protecting President's "honour and dignity" should be abolished

25 Aug 2017

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 reviews the Law On Guarantees…

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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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Kyrgyzstan: Stop legislative harassment of and its journalists

21 Aug 2017

UPDATED 21 AUGUST 2017Last week, a Bishkek Court rejected…

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Ukraine: Drop government proposals that restrict NGO activity

13 Jul 2017

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Ukrainian Parliament to reject…

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Call for Applications: Regulating “Hate Speech” in the Media

12 Jul 2017

Imagining Better Ways to Promote Equality and Freedom…

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OSCE: States must urgently appoint new Representative on Freedom of the Media

20 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 joins a coalition of freedom of expression…

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Turkey: HRC must address free expression violations

15 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 delivered the following joint statement at…

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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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Turkey: Release Taner Kiliç, chair of Amnesty International in Turkey

08 Jun 2017

 Yesterday morning, Taner Kiliç, the Chair…

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Azerbaijan: Afgan Mukhtarli abducted in Georgia and detained on smuggling and trespassing charges

01 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the sentencing of freelance investigative…

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Freelance journalist, Nijat Amiraslanov, sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment

01 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted the following alert to…

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Ukraine: Blocking of Russian social media sites is a severe form of censorship

16 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the decision by Ukrainian President…

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Kazakhstan: Stabbing of journalist must be immediately investigated

15 May 2017

On 14 May, Ramazan Yesergepov, chairman of Journalists…

Advocacy letter

Letter to EBRD President re EITI Comments

10 May 2017

Dear Mr. Chakrabarti,We, the undersigned groups, are…

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Turkey: Free Expression is not Terrorism

03 May 2017

On World Press Freedom Day 2017, ARTICLE 19 joins…

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Azerbaijan: Free Journalist Mehman Huseynov

03 May 2017

As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the…

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Turkey: Council of Europe to increase monitoring

26 Apr 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the decision of PACE to increase…


Denmark: Ban on blasphemy must be abolished

21 Apr 2017

ARTICLE 19 urges the Danish Parliament to repeal the…

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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…

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Ukraine: Joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review

30 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19, Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law, Anti-corruption…

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Turkey: Declaration of Joint International Press Freedom Mission

07 Mar 2017

Turkish below / Türkçe aşağıda  Following…

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Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

06 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 has joined a coalition of 24 civil society…

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Azerbaijan: No Progress on Key Reforms

02 Mar 2017

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI),…


Russia: Police Raid Journalists’ Home

01 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted the following alert to theCouncil…

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Turkey: Politically-motivated trials of journalists and human rights defenders continue

20 Feb 2017

Last week, ARTICLE 19, PEN International and Reporters…

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OSCE: States must urgently appoint new Representative on Freedom of the Media

16 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 joins a coalition of freedom of expression…


Kazakhstan: Editor-in-chief in pre-trial detention must be immediately released

15 Feb 2017

On 11 February, Zhanbolat Mamay, editor-in chief of…

Legal analysis

Poland: independence of public service media

31 Jan 2017

In this joint report, ARTICLE 19 and the Polish Helsinki…


Azerbaijani Freelance Journalist Sentenced to 30 days Administrative Detention

27 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

Advocacy letter

Turkey: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe should reinstate monitoring

23 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 signed a joint advocacy letter, along with…

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Azerbaijan: Censorship of main opposition paper

18 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 has submitted an alert to the Council…

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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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Poland: Journalists must have access to Parliament

19 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 is very concerned by proposed and existing…