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Bangladesh: Secular blogger Niloy Neel murdered

07 Aug 2015

Niloy Chakrabarti, a Bangladeshi blogger known for…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

05 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

04 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Mexico: Photojournalist Ruben Espinosa murdered

03 Aug 2015

On 2 August, the body of Ruben Espinosa was identified…

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Egypt: Charges against Al Jazeera journalists must be dropped

27 Jul 2015

UPDATE:On the due date of the verdict, the Egyptian…

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Senegal: Protection of journalistic sources is a pillar of media independence

22 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 West Africa, Amnesty International Senegal,…

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UN HRC: State violence in the Gambia sustains apparatus of censorship

16 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement highlighting…

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Ethiopia: Journalists remain in detention under Anti-Terror Proclamation

14 Jul 2015

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed by the conviction of Yusuf…

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Gambia: Community Radio Manager's Disappearance goes unexplained

13 Jul 2015

UPDATE: Alagie Abdoulie Cessay, manager of Taranga…

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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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Ethiopia: 3 journalists and 2 bloggers released; 4 remain imprisoned from Zone 9 Collective

09 Jul 2015

On 8 July, ahead of an official visit by US President…

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Mexico: 'More Violence, More Silence'

09 Jul 2015

The human rights crisis faced by Mexico has had serious…

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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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Azerbaijan: Sport Minister threatens Director of TV Station

29 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19, together with 15 other international organisations…

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UNHRC: State violence in Gambia sustains apparatus of censorship

19 Jun 2015

 ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report by the Special…

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Mexico: Forced Displacement of 37 journalists from Veracruz

17 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 has documented 37 cases of forced displacement…

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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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Iran Must Release Iranian-Canadian TV Producer Mostfa Azizi

15 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 continues to call for the immediate release…

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Kenya: Contempt of Court proceedings abused

12 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 East Africa is concerned by the recent arrest…

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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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Indonesia: Restrictions on Foreign Journalists lifted

08 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19, as part of the International Partnership…


Event: The British Humanist Association's 2015 Voltaire Lecture

08 Jun 2015

July 2nd, 2015 7:00 PM225 Edgware RoadHilton London…

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Mexico: Pedro Canché freed

04 Jun 2015

On Thursday, the Second Collegiate Circuit Court of…

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Brazil: Two journalists killed in one week

02 Jun 2015

Last week, two journalists were killed in Brazil.Radio…

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The State of Surveillance in Iran’s Cyberspace

14 May 2015

Iranian Internet users and Iranian authorities remain…

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Special Rapporteurs Warn Against Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Conflicts

04 May 2015

Today, at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day International…

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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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Kazakhstan: UPR recommendations now must be implemented

19 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 delivered an oral statement at the UN Human…

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Mexico: Judge acknowledges violation of journalist Pedro Canché’s right to due process

10 Mar 2015

On 24 February, the Sixth District Judge of the State…

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Brazil: Digital censorship of activist reaches two years

06 Mar 2015

Ricardo Fraga was forbidden by a Brazilian court to…

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Turkey: Release journalist Mehmet Baransu and drop the charges

06 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of Taraf journalist…

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Broken Pens and Missing Pieces – the Effects of Censorship

27 Feb 2015

"Censorship is the mother of metaphor” - Jorge…

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists released on bail

12 Feb 2015

Commenting on the release of Al Jazeera journalists…

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Finding a Safe Space in Iran

06 Feb 2015

The unease of having your parents, aunts, uncles and…


Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

06 Feb 2015

This monthly newsletter provides a snapshot of the…

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste released while colleagues remain in jail

02 Feb 2015

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been released…

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Iran: The Un-universal Application of Universal Human Rights

30 Jan 2015

“Free speech in Iran”.  “Freedom…

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Tunisia: ARTICLE 19 demands the release of the blogger Yassine Ayari

22 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 denounces the conviction of the blogger…

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France: social media investigations and arrests violate the right to freedom of expression

14 Jan 2015

On 14 January 2015, the French comedian Dieudonné…

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Saudi Arabia: Stop flogging of Raif Badawi

13 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the recent flogging of…

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ARTICLE 19 joins action to publish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons

08 Jan 2015

ARTICLE 19 joins Index on Censorship, the Comic Book…

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France: ARTICLE 19 condemns attack on offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine

07 Jan 2015

Following the attack on the offices of French satirical…

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The Gambia: Community radio station taken off-air following foiled coup d’état

05 Jan 2015

On 3 January 2015, the Gambian authorities ordered…

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"The Interview" cancellation sets dangerous precedent for censorship

18 Dec 2014

Update: To protest against the attack on freedom of…

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Tunisia: Draft Decree on the establishment of a Press Council

17 Dec 2014

In December 2014, ARTICLE 19 examined the Draft Decree…


Turkey: ARTICLE 19 expresses concern about arrest of journalists

15 Dec 2014

On 14 December, at least 24 people were arrested in…