Stories about Azerbaijan

Will We Ever See the End of Information Control in Azerbaijan?

Legal reforms restricting online speech seem to threaten everyone but the ruling elite of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Blocks Independent Media (And Actually Admits it)

"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."

Netizen Report: Azerbaijani Bloggers Targeted with Legal Threats, Spearphishing

Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.

In Azerbaijan, Another Blogger Gets Jail Time

"Instead of investigating credible allegation of ill-treatment, Azerbaijan jails outspoken critic #MehmanHuseynov for two years."

Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

Two Young Activists Get 10 Years in Jail Each After Graffiti on Azerbaijan Patriarch's Statue

"I don’t want to be remembered by apologising in my final statement. I refuse to see myself as a prisoner. I am a lover of freedom."

World Refugee Day: Fear of Arrest Drives Journalists Into Exile

"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."

Azerbaijan: Khadija Free, But Other Political Prisoners Await Their Turn

"Our political system is a model of the European political system," claimed the Twitter feed of Azerbaijan's strongman President Ilham Aliyev.

Azerbaijan's Hunger Games: Independent Media on the Brink

"We declare yet again, by opening this absurd criminal investigation the government of Azerbaijan is creating barriers to freedom of speech, and journalism activity."

Aliyev's Toys, or the Treatment of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

"Our hostage life is over. We are free now! I wish freedom to all our friends remaining behind bars."

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