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Journalist’s long jail term designed to intimidate

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the sentence of seven and a half years in prison that a Baku court passed today on leading investigative (...)

Published on 1 September 2015 Read


Prosecution requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the monstrous sentence sought by the prosecution in journalist Khadija Ismayilova preposterous trial’s in (...)

Published on 21 August 2015 Read


Journalist killed by culture of intolerance and impunity

Reporters Without Borders urges the Azerbaijani authorities to shed all possible light on freelance journalist Rasim Aliyev’s murder. Aliyev died (...)

Published on 10 August 2015 Read


Khadija Ismayilova on trial – a lesson in courage for the international community

The trial of Azerbaijan’s most famous journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, was set to begin on National Press Day, July 22. The irony was too much for (...)

Published on 24 July 2015 Read


Azerbaijani authorities hound well-known opposition editor’s family

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Azerbaijani government’s harassment of the family of Ganimat Zahid, the well-known editor of the opposition (...)

Published on 22 July 2015 Read


Disturbing threats and harassment in wake of European games

Reporters Without Borders is very worried about an increase in government harassment of independent journalists in Azerbaijan in the wake of the (...)

Published on 2 July 2015 Read


RSF welcomes the German parliament’s resolution on Azerbaijan

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the German parliament’s intention to pass a resolution criticizing the human rights situation in (...)

Published on 11 June 2015 Read


Did you know that independent journalism is a high-risk sport in Azerbaijan?

After urging governments not to send a high-level delegation to the inaugural ceremony and urging sponsors not to turn a blind eye to the (...)

Published on 11 June 2015 Read

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