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Ukraine: Drop government proposals that restrict NGO activity

13 Jul 2017

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Ukrainian Parliament to reject…

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Mexico: Investigate state wrongdoings, not watchdogs

23 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned about yesterday’s…

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Myanmar: UN HRC must maintain scrutiny on free expression situation

06 Mar 2017

 ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the UN Special…

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Bahrain: Joint statement on human rights situation ahead of HRC 34

16 Feb 2017

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer…

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Free Maria Chin, Abolish SOSMA!

24 Nov 2016

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, strongly…

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Egypt's Draft NGO Law Dismantles Civil Society

24 Nov 2016

59 organisations call on the Egyptian government to…

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Russia: ARTICLE 19 stands in solidarity with Amnesty International in Moscow

02 Nov 2016

In response to the sealing off without any prior warning…

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ARTICLE 19’s response to recognition of IMPRESS

25 Oct 2016

Today, on 25 October 2016, the UK Press Recognition…

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A Deadly Shade of Green: Threats against Environmental Rights Defenders in Latin America

09 Aug 2016

IntroductionLatin America is, by far, the most dangerous…

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UNHRC: States must implement crucial resolution on civil society space

05 Jul 2016

The Civic Space Initiative (CSI) welcomes the adoption…

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UN HRC: States commit to protect civil society space

04 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption at the UN Human Rights…

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UNHRC: 244 organisations demand protection of civil society space

29 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19, together with the International Service…

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#WhyProtest? Kicking off the conversation

28 Apr 2016

To coincide with hundreds of activists gathering Bogotá…

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Egypt: Unprecedented crackdown on NGOs

23 Mar 2016

In recent weeks, the Egyptian authorities have summoned…

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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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Brazil: From Cyber Security to Cyber War

10 Mar 2016

From Cyber Security to Cyber War - the development…

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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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Tunisia: ARTICLE 19 welcomes awarding of Nobel peace prize to inspirational Tunisian civil society

09 Oct 2015

Following today's announcement that the Tunisian National…

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Iran: Detained internet entrepreneur must be released

17 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 urges the Iranian government to immediately…

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Uganda: NGO Bill would restrict Civic Space

04 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the contents of the recently…

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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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Book Launch: Governance for Sustainable Development- The Post-2015 Agenda

21 Jul 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals, about to be adopted…


Iropoly: What are the online behaviours that are landing Iranian online activists in jail?

02 Jul 2015

What are the online behaviours that are landing Iranian…

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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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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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Azerbaijan: ARTICLE 19 welcomes OGP adoption of report on reduced civic space

19 May 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report, adopted by the Steering…

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Kenya: Concern over harassment of civil society organisations

06 May 2015

ARTICLE 19 is gravely concerned at the harassment and…

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Protests: Have we got this right?

01 May 2015

From #Occupy, #JusticeForAll, to #UmbrellaRevolution new…


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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Mexico: ARTICLE 19 launches annual report 'State of Censorship'

25 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 Mexico has launched its annual report: Estado…

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Egypt: UPR calls for end to crackdown on protest and civil society

20 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 and the Association for Free Thought and…

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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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Azerbaijan: Drop the charges against Emin

13 Feb 2015

On 11 February the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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Practice what you preach or preaching what you won’t practice

05 Dec 2014

This week, news arose of Iran’s bid for a senior…

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Tunisia: Civil society must ensure that rights and freedoms are realised after elections

06 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 applauds the success of the first democratic…

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Malaysia: PM Najib Razak must fulfill promise to repeal Sedition Act without delay

04 Nov 2014

UPDATE: On Wednesday 5 November, the High Court referred…

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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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Azerbaijan: Council of Europe must speak up against crackdown on human rights defenders

02 Oct 2014

Azerbaijan should refrain from using spurious criminal…

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UN Secretary General must recognise the 'Right to Know' in his Post-2015 report

28 Sep 2014

His Excellency Ban Ki-moonSecretary General of the…