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Kenya: End excessive use of force against protesters

31 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the continued violent disruption…


Kenya: Ban on protests must be lifted

16 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the 12 October 2017 announcement…


Spain: Excessive and disproportionate use of police force

04 Oct 2017

Last Sunday, police forces in Catalonia engaged in…


USA: Silencing dissent is the trump card of dictators, not democracies

03 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned by US President Trump’s…

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Kenya: Protect right to free expression in wake of contested elections

15 Aug 2017

On 8 August, Kenyans went to the polls to decide their…

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Russia: Hundreds detained in anti-corruption protests

13 Jun 2017

Yesterday hundreds of protesters were arrested and…

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Ethiopia: Third Internet shutdown follows imprisonment of two human rights activists

06 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the ongoing internet shutdown in…

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Russia: Online dissent sparks mass protests

31 Mar 2017

On 26 March, Russia experienced the largest popular…

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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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Brazil: Report analyses recent process of criminalisation of protests

09 Feb 2017

Study describes how the Executive, Legislative and…

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Poland: President Must Reject Proposed Restrictions on Protests

15 Dec 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Polish President to reject…

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The Right to Protest: Principles on the protection of human rights in protests

07 Dec 2016

Protests play an important part in the civil, political,…


Gambia: Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others released on bail

06 Dec 2016

The leader of the Gambian opposition United Democratic…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on civic space intensifies with raids, threats, and arrests

30 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the escalating crackdown on civic…


Kazakhstan: Land Reform Protesters Must Be Released

30 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns yesterday’s sentencing…

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Free Maria Chin, Abolish SOSMA!

24 Nov 2016

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, strongly…

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Malaysia: Government must protect and facilitate BERSIH 5 Protest

18 Nov 2016

ARTICLE 19 urges the Malaysian government to protect…

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United States must protect freedom of expression at home and abroad

11 Nov 2016

“ARTICLE 19 calls on President-elect Donald Trump,…

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Myanmar: UN decides imprisonment of Saffron Revolution leader Gambira contravenes UDHR

04 Nov 2016

On 3 November 2016, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary…

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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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Gambia: Pre-electoral climate darkens as opposition leaders are jailed

27 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 is gravely concerned by the ongoing attacks…

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Civil Society at OECD event in Mexico rejects repression in Oaxaca

23 Jun 2016

In light of the OECD meeting taking place in Cancún,…

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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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Kenya: Protester killings must lead to end of police violence

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the killing of three protestors…

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Peaceful Protest Continues

23 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the Kazakh authorities’…

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Egypt: Mohamed Nagi and 151 other protesters must be released with convictions quashed

20 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the convictions and harsh sentences…

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Kazakhstan: Persecution of Peaceful Protesters must cease

19 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government of Kazakhstan to…

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Kenya: Teargas, brutality and the killing of a protester at electoral reform demonstration

17 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns yesterday’s killing…

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Myanmar: Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Bill

16 May 2016

Executive SummaryARTICLE 19 welcomes the newly elected…

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#WhyProtest? Kicking off the conversation

28 Apr 2016

To coincide with hundreds of activists gathering Bogotá…

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UK: Calls for protection of Right to Protest

22 Apr 2016

After the conclusion of the official visit of Maina…

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Gambia: Death of Ebrima Solo Sandeng must be investigated and protesters released

18 Apr 2016

Following the violent crackdown and arrest of several…

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Country Report: Protest in Kenya 2015

12 Apr 2016

see the full infographic here  Introduction:…

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UNHRC 31: Joint Letter on the resolution on peaceful protests

23 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 has been joined by leading human rights…

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Brazil: From Cyber Security to Cyber War

10 Mar 2016

From Cyber Security to Cyber War - the development…


UNHRC 31: States must implement guidelines on management of assemblies

09 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the joint report of UN Special…

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Brazil: Civil rights at risk

04 Mar 2016

On 24 February, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved…


Myanmar: Imprisoning Than Than Maw worsens gender-based violation of free expression

26 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the extended trial, and illegitimate…

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Saudi Arabia: End use of death penalty for activists

16 Feb 2016

14 February 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of the…

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Malaysia: Judicial harassment of human rights defender Jannie Lasimbang must end

24 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19, joint with over 200 civil society organisations,…

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Tunisia: Right to protest must be protected

22 Jan 2016

Demonstrations in favour of dignity and employment…

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Brazil: Anti-Terrorism Bill threatens to restrict Right to Protest

21 Oct 2015

An Anti-Terrorism Bill is on the agenda for the Brazillian…

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Turkey: Government must protect Protest and Debate after Ankara Attack

12 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the 10 October bomb attack in Ankara…

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Burkina Faso: A week of attacks for media and demonstrators

29 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the assaults on journalists and…

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Myanmar: National Human Rights Commission and UN urge justice for student protesters

14 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes calls from Myanmar’s National…

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Malaysia: Restrictions on freedom of expression around Bersih 4.0 must be lifted

01 Sep 2015

On August 27, ARTICLE 19 signed a joint letter to the…