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Brazil: New Bill threatens existing environmental protections and rights of communities

15 Dec 2016

A new bill currently before the Brazilian Congress…

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Myanmar: Journalist investigating illegal logging killed

14 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 is extremely concerned about the death of…

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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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Brazil: Murky waters and Olympic opacity

29 Jul 2016

In August, up to 1,400 athletes will be in sailing…

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Environmental Human Rights Defenders: risks and challenges

24 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 joined the Center for International Environmental…

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UNHRC 31: Resolution requires States to protect defenders of economic, social and cultural rights

01 Apr 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the UN Human Rights…

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Principle 10: ARTICLE 19 urges delegates to adopt a legally binding agreement

27 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 South America will join delegates from the…

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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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ARTICLE 19 welcomes new regional environmental information agreement

07 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the decision of a group of 19 countries…

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Mexico: Yaqui tribe human rights defender detained

12 Sep 2014

ARTICLE 19 is concerned about the recent arrest of…

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World Environment Day: the importance of ensuring access to information and freedom of expression

05 Jun 2014

World Environment Day provides an opportunity to shed…


European Development Bank: Backward Step on Rights

04 Mar 2014

Joint Statement by ARTICLE 19, Accountability Counsel,…

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Bangladesh: Right to information + environment

06 Feb 2014

Freedom of expression and information are key in overcoming…


Brazil: Learning about the right to information on film

17 Oct 2013

ARTICLE 19 has been working with people in Brazil to…

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The Right to Know: Rural communities, drought and water in Brazil

27 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 has been working with people in rural Brazil…

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The Right to Know: Environmental protection in Bangladesh

27 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 has been working with people in Bangladesh…

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Brazil: Court approves ban on development protestor

21 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed with the decision of a court…

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Kenya: Information is a key in the struggle for the right to water

28 Mar 2013

Access to information plays a vital role in securing…

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Enough food for everyone IF we force governments and big business to play fair

23 Jan 2013

Many governments and big businesses hide behind a veil…

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Rio+20 Summit: Positive highlights in overall unambitious document

26 Jun 2012

On 22 June, world leaders attending the United Nations…

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ARTICLE 19 at Rio+20 earth summit

22 Jun 2012

ARTICLE 19 is campaigning for the right to free expression…

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Women of Expression

09 Mar 2012

On the occasion of International Women´s Day,…


Indonesia: Jakarta’s Water Agreement muddied by lack of transparency

06 Feb 2012

The lack of information on water privatisation in Jakarta…

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Brazil: Development, yes! Freedom of expression violations, no!

09 Dec 2011

On International Human Rights Day, ARTICLE 19 highlights…

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China: Freedom of information and the environment

07 Dec 2011

ForewordIt has been more than 60 years since the United…

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Senegal: Free flow of information integral to discussions on water privatisation

15 Nov 2011

The Senegalese government must do more to promote the…


Video: Principle 10 of Rio+20

04 Nov 2011

Film by Christoph Schwarte. For the original version,…

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Rio+20: Incorporating Principle 10 and the right to information

02 Nov 2011

[Letter of submission to UNCSD Secretariat] The…

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Rio 2012: International Transparency Convention & New Laws on Right to Information Needed

02 Nov 2011

One of the largest problems standing in the way of…


Event: Active citizens - responsive governments

23 Aug 2011

At Rio+20, there is a need to assess progress to date…

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Rio 2012: Moving from principles to rights

14 Jul 2011

The rights of access to information, public participation,…

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Access to Environmental Information in China: Evaluation of Local Compliance

16 Dec 2010

The Regulations of the People’s Republic of China…

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Copenhagen: Voices of those Affected Ignored and Transparency Disregarded

22 Dec 2009

Press release on the outcome of the Copenhagen summit. See…

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Changing the Climate for Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information

09 Dec 2009

In this paper, ARTICLE 19 sets forth its position that…

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Japan: Call for Release of Environmentalists

10 Jul 2008

Press release condemning the arrest and prolonged detention…

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Burma: Access to Information Must be Enabled in Aftermath of Cyclone

08 May 2008

Press release urging the Burmese junta to respect and…