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UK: Investigatory Powers Bill needs redraft, not review

11 Feb 2016

Following the publication of report by the Joint Committee…


Messaging Apps: Risk awareness and protecting communications

11 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 recently published a sticker pack for Telegram…

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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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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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Country Report: Computer Crimes in Iran- Risky Online Behaviour

02 Jul 2015

What is the correlation between the online and offline…

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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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Surveillance State: What do Anonymity and Encryption mean for the UK?

01 Jul 2015

On Friday 26 June, ARTICLE 19 brought together two…

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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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Pakistan: New Cybercrime Bill Threatens the Rights to Privacy and Free Expression

20 Apr 2015

ARTICLE 19 and Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan have…

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Pakistan: New Cybercrime Bill Threatens the Rights to Privacy and Free Expression

20 Apr 2015

Joint Statement from Article 19, Human Rights Watch,…

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UNHRC: Requirements for new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

09 Apr 2015

ARTICLE 19, along with Amnesty International, Privacy…

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UN HRC creates Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

26 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the creation of a Special Rapporteur…

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Special Rapporteur on privacy is urgently needed

13 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 joins with 91 other civil society organisations…

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ARTICLE 19 responds to Intelligence and Security Committee Report

12 Mar 2015

Thomas Hughes Executive Director of ARTICLE19 said:“While…

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ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Online Anonymity and Encryption Must Be Protected

18 Feb 2015

In February 2015, ARTICLE 19 responded to the UN Special…

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Establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

05 Feb 2015

The undersigned organisations, a coalition of international…

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UK: Cracking down on end-to-end encryption threatens free expression and right to privacy

13 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 have released this statement following UK…

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UN General Assembly must adopt strong resolution on right to privacy in the digital age

04 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 has joined 10 leading human rights organisations*…

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UK: Journalist sources must be protected

06 Oct 2014

Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 said…


UNHRC: Oral statement on freedom of expression in the digital age

12 Sep 2014

Article 19 delivered the following oral statement to…

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UNHRC: “Free Expression Contingent Upon Privacy”

12 Sep 2014

During a debate on ‘privacy in the digital age’…


UNHRC: Joint Statement on Privacy in the Digital Age

12 Sep 2014

This week’s discussion of the report on surveillance…

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Kenya: Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Bill

14 Aug 2014

In July 2014, ARTICLE 19 analysed the first draft of…

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Net neutrality: Join a party to defend the internet

04 Aug 2014

Protecting the plurality and diversity of information…

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UK: House of Lords Report Advises Restraint on Social Media Offences

29 Jul 2014

Today, the House of Lords Communications Committee…

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UN: Human Rights Watchdog Slams Governments’ Mass Surveillance Programmes

16 Jul 2014

Today, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi…

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UK: New Data Retention Bill is a False Emergency

14 Jul 2014

In response to the government’s announcement…

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UNHRC must adopt resolution on internet and Human Rights by consensus

26 Jun 2014

ARTICLE 19 calls on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)…


UNHRC: Oral statement on the right to freedom of expression online

07 Mar 2014

Article 19, Access, The Association for Progressive…

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UK: #dontspyonus mass surveillance campaign launched

11 Feb 2014

Together with a group of leading human rights and civil…

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70 rights groups caution Cameron over UK response to surveillance

03 Nov 2013

Seventy free speech, human rights, internet and media…

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Joint Letter: Open letter to David Cameron on surveillance

03 Nov 2013

Thomas Hughes – Executive Director – ARTICLE…

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ARTICLE 19 urges Inter-American Commission to hold USA accountable for mass surveillance

29 Oct 2013

ARTICLE 19 has joined a coalition of NGOs to call…

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UK: Concern about Parliamentary review into Guardian reporting of mass surveillance

17 Oct 2013

On 16 October 2013, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron…

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Principles on Surveillance and Human Rights: UNHRC must take action on surveillance

20 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the release of the “International…

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ARTICLE 19 supports Snowden's nomination for EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

19 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 has written to Members of the European Parliament…

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USA: Shadow Report on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights submitted to UNHRC

13 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 has submitted a Shadow Report to the UN…

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PACE: Resolution on massive eavesdropping in Europe

29 Aug 2013

We, the undersigned representatives of international…

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ARTICLE 19 supports petition calling on EU leaders to stop mass surveillance

25 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 has signed up in support of a petition calling…

Advocacy letter

Joint Letter on GCHQ and NSA

17 Jul 2013

 July 2013   Dr Hywel Francis MP Recent revelations…

Advocacy letter

European Parliament: Strong privacy law needed

12 Jul 2013

Dear Baroness Ludford,We are writing to you about data…

Press release

GREECE: Press freedom under threat by government attempts to limit criticism

30 Oct 2012

ARTICLE 19 is concerned about recent attacks on freedom…

Legal analysis

Ukraine: Data Protection Act and related legislation

26 Jul 2012

ARTICLE 19 has analysed the provisions of the Ukraine…

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UK: Government promises defamation reform but backslides on expression and surveillance

11 May 2012

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the promise of defamation reform…