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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…

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Malaysia: Blocking websites to prevent protest violates international law

27 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to retract…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

05 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

04 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Protests planned across Europe on 12th June to mark Opening of European Games in Azerbaijan

10 Jun 2015

With human rights advocacy and campaigning impossible…

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Protests: Have we got this right?

01 May 2015

From #Occupy, #JusticeForAll, to #UmbrellaRevolution new…

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Egypt: UPR calls for end to crackdown on protest and civil society

20 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 and the Association for Free Thought and…

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Myanmar: Crackdown on protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

11 Mar 2015

The excessive violence used against peaceful protesters…

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Mexico: Judge acknowledges violation of journalist Pedro Canché’s right to due process

10 Mar 2015

On 24 February, the Sixth District Judge of the State…

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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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Brazil: A month of protests and violations

09 Feb 2015

Today (9th February 2015) marks one month since public…

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Hong Kong: Curb excessive police force and uphold protesters' rights

01 Dec 2014

ARTICLE 19 calls for the Hong Kong authorities to curb…

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Mexico: Police attack journalists and human rights defenders at protest over 43 missing students

21 Nov 2014

At least 18 journalists and human rights defenders…

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Tajikistan: New draft law on demonstrations is not needed in a democratic society

21 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that the new draft law…

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The Black Fish of Urmia

21 Nov 2014

A car tyre lies in the growing salt flats of Lake Urmia,…


Mexico: ARTICLE 19 statement on disappeared students

09 Oct 2014

Thomas Hughes Executive Director of Article 19 said: ARTICLE19…

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Myanmar: Amended Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

22 Aug 2014

On 24 June 2014, following months of campaigning by…

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Brazil: Police must be regulated during protests

30 May 2014

With the start of the World Cup only a week away, ARTICLE…

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Brazil's own goal: Protests, police and the World Cup

29 May 2014

The countdown to the 2014 World Cup has been marked…

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Human Rights Council: States must protect rights during protests

31 Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the UN Human Rights…

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Venezuela: Government must take concrete actions to enable dialogue

21 Mar 2014

After 38 days of widespread protests in Venezuela 31…

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Mexico: Non-fatal violence against journalists soars in 2013.

18 Mar 2014

Article 19 hold a silent demonstration in Mexico City…

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Russia: Crackdown starts as Sochi ends

24 Feb 2014

As the global spotlight on Russia for the 2014 Sochi…

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Cambodia: UN human rights review as protest crackdown continues

27 Jan 2014

A coalition of human rights groups will urge the international…

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How to protect yourself during protests: A19 Video Tutorial

13 Dec 2013

ARTICLE 19 marked Human Rights Day (10 December) with…

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Ukraine: Investigate attacks against journalists during protest clampdown

09 Dec 2013

The Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate…

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Ukraine: Excessive use of force against protests must stop

03 Dec 2013

Since 21 November 2013, people across Ukraine began…

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Mexico: Increasing violence against protesters

31 Oct 2013

In the past 10 months, protests in Mexico City have…

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Azerbaijan: Election will not be credible unless people are free to criticise the government

08 Oct 2013

In a joint call, issued today, on the eve of the Presidential…

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Responding to Hate Speech against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

In this policy paper, ARTICLE 19 proposes the response…

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Uganda: Public Order Management Bill

13 Aug 2013

On 6th August 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed the…


ECtHR: Eon v France

01 Aug 2013

14 March 2013, European Court of Human Rights, Application…

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Egypt: Excessive use of force against protesters

29 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 is alarmed by the violence against protesters…

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Stand-still protest outside Turkish embassy to remember 7 dead in Gezi Park protests

26 Jul 2013

On Sunday, 28 July at 12pm, ARTICLE 19 will hold a…

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Brazil: State response to protests indiscriminate and disproportionate

17 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns the indiscriminate use of force…

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Tunisia: Decision in FEMEN protest violates freedom of expression

14 Jun 2013

ARTICLE 19 is alarmed by the sentence, delivered by…