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Bangladesh: Citizens demand greater protection of freedom of expression


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Bangladesh: Citizens demand greater protection of freedom of expression

In a press release issued on 21 May prominent citizens including over 24 academics, rights activists, freedom fighters, writers, musicians and civil society leadership expressed serious concerns at the lack of protection for human rights defenders when speaking out against human rights violations including a series of recent incidents of abductions, enforced disappearances and killing.


By Article 19, UK.


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EU Expression Guidelines Fail to Recognise the Right to Information


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EU Expression Guidelines Fail to Recognise the Right to Information

On 12 May 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression: Online and Offline (Guidelines). The initiative to adopt the Guidelines, which provide “political and operational guidance” to EU staff regarding this important area of EU foreign policy and assistance, is welcome.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.

New website for accountability and transparency in Post-2015 goals


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New website for accountability and transparency in Post-2015 goals

ARTICLE 19 has launched a new website - www.empoweringdevelopment.org - to act as a resource on the Post 2015 process relating to the right to freedom of expression, the right to information, and public participation. The website contains information on the current Post 2015 process, analyses, policy documents, historical texts, case studies, and means of engaging in the process.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.