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ARTICLE 19 to TPP negotiators: Say no to longer copyright terms and private censorship


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ARTICLE 19 to TPP negotiators: Say no to longer copyright terms and private censorship

Today, ARTICLE 19 joins a coalition of civil society groups, individuals and internet companies in signing two letters against the extension of copyright terms and draconian intermediary liability provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a multilateral trade agreement between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.


By Article 19, UK.


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Tanzania: Decriminalization of defamation campaign


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Tanzania: Decriminalization of defamation campaign

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the new campaign aimed at decriminalizing defamation, insult, publication of false news and sedition laws in Tanzania. The campaign is part of a continent-wide effort led by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa is leading the campaign in the Eastern Africa sub-region.


By Article 19, UK.


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Joint letter: Freedom of expression and arts organisations call on the Moroccan authorities to immediately release rapper El Haqed


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Joint letter: Freedom of expression and arts organisations call on the Moroccan authorities to immediately release rapper El Haqed

The Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghaoute – also known as Lhaqed or El Haqed, ‘the enraged one’ – was sentenced on 1 July 2014 to four months in prison amid concerns that the trial was unfair, and that he is being held because of his popularity and lyrics that condemn corruption and police brutality. Arrested on 18 May, the 26-year-old rapper is expected to remain in prison until mid-September.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.