ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia

ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organization based in the United Kingdom, working in many countries around the world. Founded in 1987 in the United Kingdom, the organization works to ensure freedom of expression and free thought. The rights body started its operations in South Asia having its regional office based in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2008.

ARTICLE 19 works for a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination. We do this by working on two interlocking freedoms: the Freedom to Speak, and the Freedom to Know. When either of these freedoms come under threat, ARTICLE 19 speaks with one voice

We promote Freedom of Expression including media freedom, increase access to information, protect journalists and human rights defenders, fight the shrinking of civic space, and place human rights at the heart of developing digital spaces. We are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); especially good health and well-being, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, climate action, and peace, justice and strong institutions with priority.


Organisational Focal Person for Citizen’s Platform

Faruq Faisel
Regional Director
Call: +8801730 710 267

Communication Focal Person for Citizen’s Platform

Name: Moriom Shelly
Designation: Senior Programme Officer
Call: +8801751 963 484



Mailing Address: Rabbee House, Apt. # B3, House # CEN (B)-11, Road # 99, Gulshan – 2, Dhaka-1212
Phone: +8801730 710 267
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