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US: Trump comments on revoking media licenses threaten free speech

13 Oct 2017

Recent comments by US President Donald Trump calling…

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Myanmar: Failure to condemn atrocity crimes and hate speech fanning flames of crisis in Rakhine

29 Sep 2017

As violence and displacement continues in Myanmar’s…

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Tanzania: Newspaper MwanaHalisi banned for sedition

22 Sep 2017

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned over the decision to…

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Human Rights and Justice Advocates at Serious Risk in the OSCE Region

11 Sep 2017

We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP),…

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South Sudan: Release of political dissidents must be followed by action to protect freedom of expression

22 Aug 2017

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the August 11 decision of the National…

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Malaysia: a worrying year for freedom of expression

22 Aug 2017

In the first half of 2017, the rights to freedom of…

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Kyrgyzstan: Stop legislative harassment of Zanoza.kg and its journalists

21 Aug 2017

UPDATED 21 AUGUST 2017Last week, a Bishkek Court rejected…

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Vietnam: Immediately free human rights blogger Tran Thi Nga

01 Aug 2017

ARTICLE 19 calls for the immediate and unconditional…

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South Sudan: Release journalist held incommunicado since 10 July

20 Jul 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the incommunicado detention of…

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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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Burundi: ARTICLE 19 and partners make joint submission to Universal Periodic Review

29 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19, the Collaboration on ICT Policy in East…

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Myanmar: Release journalists charged for reporting in armed conflict area

28 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 calls for the immediate release and dropping…

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Rights Groups to F1: Reconsider Plans For Bahrain F1 As Crackdown Intensifies

22 Jun 2017

22 June 2017 - Human rights campaigners have told Formula…

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Mexico: Ensure accountability for journalist murders

16 Jun 2017

The following statement was delivered by ARTICLE 19…

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Myanmar: Release and drop charges against journalists and activist charged under Article 66(d)

07 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 urges the Myanmar authorities to release…

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Malaysia: Cease investigations of The Star newspaper and its journalists

05 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the investigation of five editors…

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Kenya: Threats to Media Ahead of August Polls

30 May 2017

(Nairobi, May 30, 2017) – Authorities in Kenya have…

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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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Uganda: Media Council bans screening of film for “glorifying homosexuality”

23 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent censorship of…

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Mexico: End impunity for attacks on the press after six killed this year

18 May 2017

This week, on 15 May 2017, Mexican journalist Jesús…

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Malaysia: Drop charges against independent news portal Malaysiakini

18 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns charges against the CEO and Editor-in-Chief…

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Brazil: New report highlights violations against communicators in 2016

04 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 today launches the fifth edition of its…

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Bangladesh: Violations against journalists and online activists in 2016

02 May 2017

In 2016, Bangladesh faced another violent and repressive…

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Bangladesh: Violations against journalists and online activists in 2016

02 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 today launches its annual freedom of expression…

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Letter to PACE on addressing the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

21 Apr 2017

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council…

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Letter to PACE on addressing the serious deterioration of human rights in Turkey

21 Apr 2017

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council…

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Turkey: Concerns for freedom of expression deepen after referendum

18 Apr 2017

On 16 April 2017, President Erdogan declared victory…

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Brazil: ARTICLE 19 condemns censorship of protest by Facebook

31 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the removal by Facebook of the…

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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…

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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…