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Turkey: ARTICLE 19 submits expert opinion in Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign case

21 Mar 2017

Today, ARTICLE 19 submitted an expert opinion to Istanbul's…

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Uganda: Court finds police officer guilty of assaulting journalists

13 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes a court verdict in which a senior…

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ARTICLE 19 at the UN #HRC34: What is at Stake for Free Expression?

26 Feb 2017

Today, 27 February, the UN Human Rights Council begins…

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Turkey: Politically-motivated trials of journalists and human rights defenders continue

20 Feb 2017

Last week, ARTICLE 19, PEN International and Reporters…

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Azerbaijan: Censorship of main opposition paper

18 Jan 2017

ARTICLE 19 has submitted an alert to the Council…

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Rights Groups Demand Justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov Tortured in Azerbaijan

12 Jan 2017

12 January 2017 The undersigned organisations…


Gambia election: Government shuts down internet communications

01 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s government-ordered…

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Myanmar: End crackdown on women and journalists reporting on sexual violence allegations

18 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the ongoing crackdown against…

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The Cycle of Silence: Impunity in Murders of Communicators in Brazil

02 Nov 2016

This report is in response to the urgent need for systemic…

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Brazil: new report analyses impunity in crimes against communicators

02 Nov 2016

To mark the The International Day to End Impunity for…

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Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked

19 Oct 2016

We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the…

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Russia: Journalist imprisoned in Chechnya must be released

09 Sep 2016

UPDATE On 28 December, the Supreme Court of Chechnya…

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Turkey: International civil society condemn crackdown on freedom of expression

06 Sep 2016

From 31 August to 2 September, an international delegation…

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Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

01 Sep 2016

On 2 September, the first hearing will take place in…

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Turkey: Charges must be dropped in trial of journalists following failed coup

01 Sep 2016

On 2 September, the first hearing will take place in…

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Philippines: Right to information law must follow Executive Order

17 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the Executive Order requiring all…

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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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Turkey: Freedom of expression is essential to preserve democracy post-coup attempt

18 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 and the Guardian Foundation call upon the…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

09 Jun 2016

MAY 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot of…

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Azerbaijan: Birthday protest highlights that many activists remain detained

27 May 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19, as part of the Sport for Rights…

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Kazakhstan: Release Head of investigative journalism website,

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s sentencing of…

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Brazil: Attacks against communicators on the rise

03 May 2016

Brazil is facing a freedom of expression crisis. ARTICLE…

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Mexico: Without free press there is no democracy

03 May 2016

Freedom of the press is a key indicator for the democracy…

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Pakistan: ARTICLE 19 and Daily Times bring censorship home for online readers

17 Apr 2016

ARTICLE 19 and Daily Times have joined forces to highlight…

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Kenya: Proposed Amendments to Parliament Standing orders must be dropped

30 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by suggested amendments to…

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Mexico: Fear in the Newsroom

17 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches its 2015 annual…

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Turkey: Restore independence of opposition newspaper, Zaman

07 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 expresses the gravest of concern at the…

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ARTICLE 19 at the UN #HRC31: what is at stake for free expression?

01 Mar 2016

This week, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)…

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Colombia: Journalist seeks justice

29 Feb 2016

Tomorrow, journalist, Claudia Duque, will testify in…

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Kazakhstan: Detention of head of National Press Club raises concerns about press freedom

24 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 is concerned that the detention and harassment…

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Mexico: 23 disappeared journalists in 12 years

18 Feb 2016

The general backdrop of disappearances in Mexico has…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

04 Feb 2016

January 2016This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Turkey: Imprisoned journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül must be allowed visitors

27 Jan 2016

Leading international free expression and press freedom…

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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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Tanzania: Another newspaper banned in continuing harassment of press

21 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed that the Tanzanian government…

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UK: Free speech groups welcome win for press freedom in Miranda case

19 Jan 2016

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal ruled today…

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Turkey must lift broadcast ban on Istanbul attack and allow public debate

12 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the fatal attack which…

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Charlie Hebdo One Year On: Freedom of expression must be protected

07 Jan 2016

On the anniversary of the brutal attack on the offices…


Myanmar: Journalists recommend new government decriminalise expression

05 Jan 2016

A survey of Myanmar journalists and media workers at…

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Kazakhstan: Raid on aims to silence critical reporting

18 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by today’s raids…


Gambia: Deyda Hydara, a journalist silenced by the gun

16 Dec 2015

Deyda Hydara, founder of the Independent newspaper…

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Russia: Harassment of Dozhd TV Channel must end

09 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by the ongoing harassment…

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Newsletter: Freedom of Expression in East Africa

08 Dec 2015

November 2015This monthly bulletin provides a snapshot…

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Azerbaijan: Anniversary of Ismayilova's arrest highlights ongoing human rights crackdown

05 Dec 2015

On the anniversary of the arrest of Khadija Ismayilova,…

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Mexico: Columnist receives a death threat in Mexico City

03 Dec 2015

On 25 November, Maite Azuela, an El Universal columnist,…

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Turkey: Killing of Tahir Elci demands a thorough and transparent investigation

01 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls for a prompt, thorough and impartial…

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Uganda: Attacks and Impunity in run-up to elections

18 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 is concerned with the increased attacks…