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Main opposition newspaper forced to halt publication

Update: After being forced to suspend printing for five days, the opposition daily Azadlig resumed publishing a print edition yesterday after (...)

Published on 7 August 2014 Read


Rauf Mirkadyrov should not be in prison!

Reporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that a Baku court extended journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov’s pre-trial detention for another four months (...)

Published on 18 July 2014 Read


Another outspoken blogger gets a long jail sentence in Azerbaijan

Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-year jail sentence that Omar Mamedov, a 19-year-old blogger and opposition activist, has received (...)

Published on 11 July 2014 Read


Azerbaijan’s supreme court confirms ailing editor’s five-year jail term

Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by Azerbaijan’s supreme court to confirm well-known newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov’s (...)

Published on 26 June 2014 Read


RWB joins Azerbaijan protest at Council of Europe in Strasbourg

Azerbaijan, ranked 160th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, assumed the chairmanship (...)

Published on 26 June 2014 Read


Deprived of income, Azerbaijani paper is forced to stop publishing

Broadcasting was already under complete state control and now the independent print media are in the process of collapse as a result of the (...)

Published on 20 June 2014 Read


Another journalist convicted, given eight years in prison

Reporters Without Borders condemns the eight-year jail sentence that the journalist and human rights activist Parviz Hashimli received from a (...)

Published on 16 May 2014 Read


Open letter to President François Hollande on the occasion of his official visit to Azerbaijan

Subject: The State of Press Freedom in Azerbaijan Dear Mr. President, As you prepare for an official visit to Baku on 11 and 12 May, Reporters (...)

Published on 9 May 2014 Read

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