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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…

Statement

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…

Update

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…

Submission

France's Highest Court must respect free speech in “right to be forgotten” case

23 Nov 2016

Today, 23 November 2016 – ARTICLE 19, together…

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International Day to End Impunity: Russia must adhere to its commitments

02 Nov 2016

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against…

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Turkey: release Cumhuriyet journalists and end abusive state of emergency measures

02 Nov 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 joined a coalition of international…

Advocacy letter

Turkey: Joint letter calling on Grand National Assembly to end the state of emergency

27 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 has signed on to a joint letter to the Members…

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UK: RT bank accounts threatened with closure

20 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked

19 Oct 2016

We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the…

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Azerbaijan: UN Human Rights Committee should urge government to cease systemic human rights violations

18 Oct 2016

Emin Huseynov, chairman of the Institute for Reporters’…

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ECtHR: Court must protect freedom of speech in hyperlinking case

30 Sep 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 has submitted an amicus brief to…

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Turkey: More closures of independent media outlets under extended state of emergency

30 Sep 2016

On 30 September, the licenses of twenty TV and radio…

Statement


Russia: Drop charges against blogger Anton Nossik

30 Sep 2016

On 3 October prominent blogger Anton Nossik is due…

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Russian Investigative Journalist and Activist Grigory Pasko Attacked

29 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 submitted this alert to the Council…

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Turkey: “You cannot report the news under the state of emergency”

29 Sep 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 released a report summarising findings…

Statement

Turkey: Drop charges against the Altan brothers for expressing dissenting views

22 Sep 2016

Update: On the evening of 22 September a new arrest…

Submission

Turkey: 'State of Emergency' is enabling measures which violate freedom of expression

19 Sep 2016

Item 4 General Debate: Freedom of Expression in TurkeyJoint…

Statement

Turkey: Prominent intellectuals Ahmet and Mehmet Altan imprisoned

12 Sep 2016

Prominent novelist Ahmet Altan, and his brother, Mehmet…

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Russia: Journalist imprisoned in Chechnya must be released

09 Sep 2016

UPDATE On 28 December, the Supreme Court of Chechnya…

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Turkey: International civil society condemn crackdown on freedom of expression

06 Sep 2016

From 31 August to 2 September, an international delegation…

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Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

01 Sep 2016

On 2 September, the first hearing will take place in…

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Turkey: Charges must be dropped in trial of journalists following failed coup

01 Sep 2016

On 2 September, the first hearing will take place in…

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ARTICLE 19 and partners win Turkey's Media Freedom Award

22 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19, as part of an international coalition,…

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Germany: New law enabling surveillance of foreign citizens threatens freedom of expression

05 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the German ruling coalition to…

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Turkey: Freedom of expression is essential to preserve democracy post-coup attempt

18 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 and the Guardian Foundation call upon the…

Advocacy letter

Turkey: Charges against five journalists must be dropped

15 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19, jointly with numerous international NGOs,…

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UNHRC: Digital Freedoms Under Threat in Russia

22 Jun 2016

Item 4 General Debate – Oral Statement23 June…

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A Full Throttle Attack on Human Rights: Press Briefing Event on F1 and Azerbaijan

09 Jun 2016

On 7 June, ARTICLE 19, in partnership with International…

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Azerbaijan: Birthday protest highlights that many activists remain detained

27 May 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19, as part of the Sport for Rights…

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Event: Press Briefing on F1, Azerbaijan, and Human Rights: 7 June

25 May 2016

On behalf of the Sport for Rights campaign, ARTICLE…

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Kazakhstan: Release Head of investigative journalism website, Nakanune.kz

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s sentencing of…

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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…

Submission

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…