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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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UN HRC: Monitoring of Discrimination and Violence against LGBTI People must be improved

30 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 today joined more than 380 organisations calling…

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Azerbaijan: Sport Minister threatens Director of TV Station

29 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19, together with 15 other international organisations…

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Kazakhstan: Forced closure of newspaper constitutes unacceptable censorship

25 Jun 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 and the Media Law Centre…

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UN HRC: Civic Space Restrictions in Central Asia and Eastern Europe must be addressed

22 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 will make an oral statement to the 29th…

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UNHRC: Azerbaijan – Alternative Realities and Inconvenient Truths

17 Jun 2015

For most, it seems an easy choice to make - to choose…

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Europe: European Court confirms Delfi Decision in Blow to Online Freedom

16 Jun 2015

Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court issued…

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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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Azerbaijan: Voices Silenced as European Games distract from Rights Abuses

11 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns Azerbaijan's decision to bar international…

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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…

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Kazakhstan: The Law on Television and Radio Braodcasting

26 May 2015

In May 2015, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Law No 545-IV…

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Azerbaijan: Speaking out against human rights situation ahead of European Games

26 May 2015

ARTICLE 19, along with 14 other organisations, have…

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Lithuania: Defamation reform bill needs to meet international standards

12 May 2015

IPI–ARTICLE 19 mission to Lithuania urges stronger…

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Central Asia: World Press Freedom Day

01 May 2015

On World Press Freedom Day, Article 19 and its regional…

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Joint Statement: Harassment of CSOs has intensified in the Transnistrian region of Moldova

29 Apr 2015

Statement by members of the Civic Solidarity PlatformOn…

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Council of Europe: New website for protecting journalists

08 Apr 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the launch of a new internet platform…

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Turkey: Social media sites restored after blanket blocking

07 Apr 2015

Access to social media sites restored in Turkey after…

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ARTICLE 19: Uzbekistan elections a farce of democracy

24 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 has called the Uzbekistan presidential elections,…

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Kazakhstan: UPR recommendations now must be implemented

19 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement at the UN Human…

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Russia: Mass Media Defence Centre, latest target in continued NGO crackdown

27 Feb 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the decision by the Russian authorities…

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Denmark: One dead at free speech event in Copenhagen

16 Feb 2015

On Saturday 14th February, a gunman killed one person…

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Azerbaijan: Drop the charges against Emin

13 Feb 2015

On 11 February the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Update

'Right to be Forgotten' Must be Limited to EU Domains, Advisory Council says

09 Feb 2015

On 6 February 2015, Google’s Advisory Council…

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North Caucasus: Human Rights NGO lawyer hospitalised after brutal assault

06 Feb 2015

On 4 February, Memorial lawyer Murad Magomedov was…

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Open letter to Directors of the European Investment Bank on the Group Transparency Policy

27 Jan 2015

To: Directors of the European Investment Bank Ref: …

Statement

France: Distasteful expression should not be criminalised

15 Jan 2015

Following the deadly attacks in Paris last week, over…

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France: social media investigations and arrests violate the right to freedom of expression

14 Jan 2015

On 14 January 2015, the French comedian Dieudonné…

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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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France: ARTICLE 19 condemns attack on offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine

07 Jan 2015

Following the attack on the offices of French satirical…

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EU trade secrets directive threat to health, environment, free speech and worker mobility

17 Dec 2014

We strongly oppose the hasty push by the European Commission…

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Russia: Journalists Under Attack – One Year On and Impunity Remains

15 Dec 2014

Today, Monday 15 December 2014, marks the 23rd annual…

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Turkey: ARTICLE 19 expresses concern about arrest of journalists

15 Dec 2014

On 14 December, at least 24 people were arrested in…

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Azerbaijan: Repression in Azerbaijan must stop

06 Dec 2014

On 4 December‎, another famous civil society figure…

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Tajikistan: New draft law on demonstrations is not needed in a democratic society

21 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that the new draft law…

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ARTICLE 19 comment on the death of Alexei Devotchenko

06 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is sad to hear of the death of Russian activist…

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Azerbaijan: Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent media

04 Nov 2014

On 30 October a Baku court sentenced opposition journalist…

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Russia: Over 30 organisations call for progress in investigation into Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev's murder

02 Nov 2014

On the International Day to End Impunity over 30 organisations…

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Montenegro: ARTICLE 19 statement in support of Vanja Calovic

29 Oct 2014

“ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned  at the…

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Azerbaijan: Stop harassment and legal action against leading investigative journalist

16 Oct 2014

The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately lift…

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Joint Letter with INGOs call on President Putin to repeal ‘Foreign Agent’ law

09 Oct 2014

ARTICLE 19 has joined together with more than 60 international…

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Anna Politkovskaya: partial justice is not enough

07 Oct 2014

On the eighth anniversary of her murder, ARTICLE 19…