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Tightening the Net: Online Freedoms in Iran Following Rouhani’s Reelection


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Tightening the Net: Online Freedoms in Iran Following Rouhani’s Reelection

This briefing explores some of the developments and concerns for Internet rights under the moderate administration of Rouhani following his reelection during the 19 May Presidential election. This is the second in a series of quarterly briefings that will continue ARTICLE 19’s reporting on Iran’s Internet from our Tightening the Net series, with the aim of documenting the changes affecting online rights in Iran. This report covers Internet freedom in Iran from mid-May to the end of June 2017.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.

Ukraine: Drop government proposals that restrict NGO activity


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Ukraine: Drop government proposals that restrict NGO activity

ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Ukrainian Parliament to reject a proposed legislation tabled by President Petro Poroshenko, which would oblige civil society organisations and individuals working for them, to submit detailed financial reports on funds received from international donors. The bill would significantly curtail civil society’s ability to operate in the country.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.

Vietnam: Free human rights blogger “Mother Mushroom”


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Vietnam: Free human rights blogger “Mother Mushroom”

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by her blogging name, “Mother Mushroom” (Mẹ Nấm), was sentenced on 29 June 2017 in the People’s Court of Khanh Hoa Province, after she was detained in October 2016 on charges related to her activism and blog posts. She had been detained for nine months incommunicado before being brought to court last week. International monitors and state embassies were not allowed to follow the court proceedings, which has further raised concerns that she did not receive a fair trial..


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.