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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…

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France: ARTICLE 19 supports claim challenging lawfulness of administrative website blocking

30 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 has submitted an amicus curiae brief to…

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ECtHR: Are Criminal Defamation Laws protecting the Judiciary from legitimate criticism?

14 Jul 2015

Issued on 30th June 2015, the European Court of Human…

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UPR: Call for Turkey to respect fundamental rights in law and practice

10 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 and Punto24 have delivered a joint oral…

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Russia: Investigation into Akhmednabiyev’s murder must be raised to federal level

08 Jul 2015

To mark the 2nd anniversary of the murder of independent…

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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…


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…


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

09 Feb 2015

On 6 February 2015, Google’s Advisory Council…