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Iran: Backsliding on UN Free Expression Commitments

19 Sep 2017

In this Universal Periodic Review (UPR) midterm report,…

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Tightening the Net: A New Cabinet and New Attempts at Control

18 Sep 2017

President Hassan Rouhani’s appointment of hardliners…

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Libya: Draft Constitution

24 Aug 2017

ARTICLE 19 has followed the drafting of the new Constitution…

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Bahrain: Rights groups condemn UK FCO silence over Nabeel Rajab

07 Aug 2017

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MPSecretary of State for Foreign…


Qatar: Demands to close Al Jazeera endanger press freedom and access to information

29 Jun 2017

Recent demands made by Saudi Arabia and allies to Qatar…

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Bahrain: UN members states should call for release of Nabeel Rajab

13 Jun 2017

On the one year anniversay of the imprisonment of Bahraini…


Yemen: NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years

09 Jun 2017

The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and…


Egypt: Blocking news websites violates the constitution and international obligations

30 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the unprecedented situation…

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Iran: Re-elected administration must make rhetoric reality for free expression online

25 May 2017

Following his re-election for a second term in Iran’s…

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Bahrain: Drop the charges against Sheikh Qassim

04 May 2017

Ahead of the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim scheduled for…

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UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges

20 Apr 2017

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately…

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Bahrain: Release Photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi

20 Apr 2017

On 20 April 2017, ARTICLE 19 signed a joint letter…

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Tunisia: Draft Organic Law Related to the Elimination of Violence Against Women

28 Feb 2017

In February 2017, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the Tunisian…

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Tunisia: Draft Organic Law on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

28 Feb 2017

In February 2017, ARTICLE 19 reviewed selected provisions…

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Bahrain: Johnson should call for Nabeel Rajab's release

06 Feb 2017

ARTICLE 19 signed on to a joint letter to the UK Foreign…

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Tightening the Net Part 2: The Soft War and Cyber Tactics in Iran

03 Feb 2017

Despite being one of the region’s leading cyberpowers,…

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Iran: How Iranian authorities have been fighting the ‘Soft War’ online

03 Feb 2017

Despite being one of the region’s leading cyberpowers,…

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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:…