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Call on Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab

20 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 and 51 other organisations have signed a…

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Syria: Abducted Activists’ Whereabouts Remain Unknown

09 Dec 2016

The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh,…

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Bahrain: Cease the judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalists

28 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 signed a joint letter from 48 human rights…

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

16 Nov 2016

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada…

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ARTICLE 19 and BIRD Joint Submission to the UPR of Bahrain

06 Oct 2016

ARTICLE 19 and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and…

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Jordan: Journalist's murder must be fully and transparently investigated

27 Sep 2016

On 25 September, Jordanian journalist and writer Nahid…

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Egypt: Court orders freezing of assets of prominent human rights defenders

19 Sep 2016

On 17 September an Egyptian court upheld an order of…

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Iran: Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on secret charges

12 Sep 2016

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned by the five year…

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Iran: Execution of Kurdish Prisoners must stop immediately

15 Aug 2016

Rights groups condemn recent execution of Kurdish prisoners…

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Egypt: Cease harassing Women's human rights defender Mozn Hassan

21 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 joined the Women Human Rights Defenders…


Algeria: Alarming attacks against independent media

06 Jul 2016

The undersigned organisations urge the Algerian authorities…

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What You Should Know about the Smartphone Revolution in Iran

09 Jun 2016

Technological advances have the potential to transform…

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Egypt: Mohamed Nagi and 151 other protesters must be released with convictions quashed

20 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the convictions and harsh sentences…

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Iran: British Iranian arbitrarily arrested and detained in solitary confinement

10 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned by the arbitrary…

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Tunisia: Human rights and counter-terrorism

28 Apr 2016

Fighting terrorism and respecting human rights are…

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Tunisia: Promising project for Media and the Governance of Natural Resources

19 Apr 2016

ARTICLE19 and NRGI awarded yesterday training certificates…

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Minding the Gap: Mapping the needs of Human Rights Defenders in Exile

15 Apr 2016

ARTICLE19 has created a new interactive map to illustrate…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches part one of the Tightening…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 is launching the first part of the…

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Egypt: Unprecedented crackdown on NGOs

23 Mar 2016

In recent weeks, the Egyptian authorities have summoned…

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Iropoly: Can you win at the game of digital security?

22 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches Iropoly, a brand-new video…

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UNHRC 31: Joint statement on Egypt and civil society space

22 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 and five other organisations made a joint…

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Joint Letter from the civil society on the Renewal of SR Mandate on Iran at HRC31

16 Mar 2016

March 16, 2016                                                                          To:…


UAE: Peaceful activists convicted at mass “UAE 94” trial must be released

04 Mar 2016

On the third anniversary of the start of the “UAE…

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Internet Legislation Atlas: Mapping freedom of expression online

26 Feb 2016

The advent of the Internet has raised many issues around…

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Egypt: Sentencing of Author Ahmed Naji to two years in prison violates freedom of expression

22 Feb 2016

On Saturday 20 February, the Egyptian author Ahmed…

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Saudi Arabia: End use of death penalty for activists

16 Feb 2016

14 February 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of the…


Bahrain: Analysis of charges against Sheikh Maytham Al Salman

11 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 has endorsed a statement by Columbia Global…

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Afghanistan: Solidarity with the Afghan media community

25 Jan 2016

In response to the attacks of January 20th on Tolo…

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Tunisia: Right to protest must be protected

22 Jan 2016

Demonstrations in favour of dignity and employment…

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Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts expression and targets online activists

21 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information…

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Saudi Arabia: Poet Ashraf Fayadh given death sentence for Apostasy

30 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has joined with a number of civil society…

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US: Kerry must pressure King of Saudi Arabia to halt execution of demonstrators

20 Nov 2015

On 20 November, a collection of 17 organizations and…

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Iran: Privacy and censorship fears around Telegram messaging app

18 Nov 2015

There are emerging concerns about privacy and government…

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UN General Assembly: Member states urged to support Human Rights in Iran

13 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has signed a joint letter calling upon UN…

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Country Report: The Right to Information in Pakistan

13 Nov 2015

Constitutional FrameworkThe 1973 Constitution only…

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Iran: Exiled but not silenced - Human Rights Defenders in the Diaspora

09 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has launched a new report on the Human Rights…

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Exiled but not silenced: Listening to the Human Rights Defenders of the Iranian Diaspora

09 Nov 2015

January 2015, I sat in a dimly lit cafe in central…

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Egypt: Military arrest Hossam Baghat in clear attack on journalistic freedom

09 Nov 2015

UPDATE: Hossam Baghat was released on 10 November,…


Iran: Reports of an intensifying crackdown

06 Nov 2015

Over the last week, unsettling reports have emerged…

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Tunisia: Impunity in the context of political transition

30 Oct 2015

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against…