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ARTICLE 19 launches new look and website

ARTICLE 19, one of the founding members of IFEX, has unveiled a new look and website to reflect its international presence and new approach to defending the right to free expression. See it here: http://www.article19.org

The new website blends ARTICLE 19's long-established analysis of policies and laws with informal content and news about free expression around the globe.

Currently featured on the homepage is a legal analysis on Tunisia's new decree on access to government documents, which, ARTICLE 19 says, is positive but doesn't go far enough.

Over the past five years, ARTICLE 19 has evolved from being London-based into a global organisation, with five regional offices and an international office. So each regional office now has microsites "to help them communicate directly with their local audiences."

The French site highlights how criminal defamation in Senegal has been used to convict "crimes of opinion," while the Spanish site features a story about raids on the offices of rights groups in Guatemala.

For some stories, readers are asked to "join the debate" and offer their comments and questions, such as answering what freedom of expression means to them.

Agnes Callamard, ARTICLE 19's executive director, said, "This new 'look' will improve our communication with the changing world and reflect our continued evolution as we work to respond effectively to violations of the right to freedom of expression, both old and new."

See for yourself, here.

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