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Turkey: Blanket blocking of Twitter is a serious violation of the right to free speech


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Turkey: Blanket blocking of Twitter is a serious violation of the right to free speech

ARTICLE 19 condemns today's decision by the Turkish authorities to block access to Twitter in the country. The Turkish Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) restricted access to Twitter only hours after Prime Minister Erdogan stated his desire to “root out Twitter”. The blocking of Twitter was justified by the TİB on the basis of four court orders where the action was said to be a “protective measure”. 


By Article 19, UK.


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Human Rights Council: states must reject proposed amendments to resolution on peaceful protest


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Human Rights Council: states must reject proposed amendments to resolution on peaceful protest -

ARTICLE 19 together with 15 other leading international human rights organisations has called on Member States of the Human Rights Council to reject amendments, proposed by South Africa and a group of “like minded States”, to weaken a resolution on promoting and protecting human rights in the context of peaceful protest. .


By Article 19, UK.


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Pakistan: Draft Computer Crimes Law endangers freedom of expression


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Pakistan: Draft Computer Crimes Law endangers freedom of expression

ARTICLE 19 and Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan are concerned about the draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of Pakistan 2014 (Draft Law) currently being prepared for presentation before the Pakistani Parliament. Although the Draft Law contains a number of welcome procedural safeguards, several provisions violate international standards on freedom of expression. We therefore call on the Pakistani Government to amend the Draft Law in accordance with our recommendations below before submitting it for Parliament’s consideration. 


By Article 19, UK.


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Tunisia: Progress needed on access to information law


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Tunisia: Progress needed on access to information law

A law that guarantees the right to information for all citizens must be adopted ahead of presidential and legislative elections later this year. ARTICLE 19 urges the interim government and Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (ANC) to take action to ensure legislation is passed to give effect to the right, which has already been recognised in the country’s new constitution. 


By Article 19, UK.


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