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Tanzania: Popular website Jamii Forum’s office raided, staff arrested and detained

16 Dec 2016

The arrest on Tuesday of Maxence Melo, founder and…

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IGF 2016 Civil Society Closing Speech

09 Dec 2016

The following statement was given by Paulina Gutierrez,…

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Freedom of Expression Unfiltered: How blocking and filtering affect free speech

08 Dec 2016

The Internet was designed to enable the free flow of…

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Freedom of Expression Unfiltered: New policy on blocking, filtering and free speech

08 Dec 2016

Today, at the Internet Governance Forum, ARTICLE 19…

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Corporate actors must not facilitate human rights violations through new Chinese rules

02 Dec 2016

Recent efforts by Verisign at the Internet Corporation…

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Algorithms and automated decision-making in the context of crime prevention

02 Dec 2016

In this briefing paper, ARTICLE 19 evaluates the human…


Gambia election: Government shuts down internet communications

01 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s government-ordered…


Freedom of Expression and the role of the telecommunications and Internet access sector

01 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for submissions…


France's Highest Court must respect free speech in “right to be forgotten” case

23 Nov 2016

Today, 23 November 2016 – ARTICLE 19, together…

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Kenya: Computer and Cybercrimes Bill

18 Nov 2016

In September 2016, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the draft Computer…

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UK: New surveillance law sets dangerous global precedent

18 Nov 2016

The UK Parliament has passed the Investigatory Powers…

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Russia: Landmark ruling against LinkedIn a threat to social media

11 Nov 2016

Access to LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional…


Making the Internet truly global: The IANA transition

30 Sep 2016

Today, September 30th will be a day like every other…

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Germany: New law enabling surveillance of foreign citizens threatens freedom of expression

05 Aug 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the German ruling coalition to…

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Brazil: WhatsApp services blocked nationwide in violation of freedom of expression

22 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the blocking of access to WhatsApp…

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UNHRC: Significant resolution reaffirming human rights online adopted

01 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption at the UN Human Rights…

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UNHRC: Reject attempts to weaken resolution on Human Rights and the Internet

30 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 and more than 80 other organisations have…

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Myanmar: Prosecutors should drop Mizzima online defamation case

28 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 is seriously concerned by the newly-elected…

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UNHRC: Strong resolution must be adopted on human rights on the Internet

24 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 is urging states at the UN Human Rights…

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UNHRC: Digital Freedoms Under Threat in Russia

22 Jun 2016

Item 4 General Debate – Oral Statement23 June…

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Pakistan: An Analysis of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

20 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19, Privacy International and Digital Rights…

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UNHRC: States must stop pressuring private sector, and protect free expression online

17 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 has delivered an oral statement responding…

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Russia: Regressive restrictions to freedom of expression online highlighted in new interactive timeline

16 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 has launched an interactive timeline documenting…

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UN watchdog calls on tech sector to protect and promote free expression

08 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur…

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Bangladesh: Draft Digital Security Act

11 May 2016

Executive SummaryIn this legal analysis, ARTICLE 19…

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Kenya: Information Communications (Cybersecurity) and (Electronic Transactions) Draft Regulations

21 Apr 2016

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 reviews the draft Information…

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Kenya: Win for freedom of expression as repressive law declared unconstitutional

19 Apr 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the news that Kenya’s law…


IETF Screening, Buenos Aires: Internet, technology, and human rights

05 Apr 2016

On 7 April, ARTICLE 19 and the Asociación por…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches part one of the Tightening…

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Tightening the Net: Iran's National Internet Project

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 is launching the first part of the…

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Policy Brief: The Right to be Forgotten

29 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 is launching a new policy brief: The…

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UNHRC 31: Iran Special Rapporteur mandate extended

24 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights…

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Iropoly: Can you win at the game of digital security?

22 Mar 2016

Today, ARTICLE 19 launches Iropoly, a brand-new video…

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Brazil: From Cyber Security to Cyber War

10 Mar 2016

From Cyber Security to Cyber War - the development…


UNHRC 31: ARTICLE 19 welcomes UN privacy watchdog’s first report

10 Mar 2016

At the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council…

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A Net of Rights? New film links Human Rights and Internet Protocols

04 Mar 2016

Today, 4 March, ARTICLE 19 and Coding Rights are launching…

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Russia: Increased Internet regulation poses serious challenge to online expression

04 Mar 2016

Over the course of 2015, Russian legislation related…

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Internet Legislation Atlas: Mapping freedom of expression online

26 Feb 2016

The advent of the Internet has raised many issues around…

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Uganda: Blanket ban on social media on election day is disproportionate

18 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by the decision by the…

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France: Website blocking undermines freedom of expression

16 Feb 2016

The French Conseil d'Etat found lawful a system of…

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Ukraine: Government must release blogger imprisoned for over a year on treason charges

09 Feb 2016

A year after his initial arrest, ARTICLE 19 calls upon…

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ICANN Board agrees to human rights commitment

04 Feb 2016

A human rights promise that was made during the Tunis…

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Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts expression and targets online activists

21 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information…

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Pakistan: Serious concern over Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

01 Dec 2015

ARTICLE 19, with numerous civil society organisations,…

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Is the EU forgetting Freedom of Expression? The EU General Data Protection Regulation

23 Nov 2015

The EU General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) will…

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Iran: Privacy and censorship fears around Telegram messaging app

18 Nov 2015

There are emerging concerns about privacy and government…