Category : Idrak Abbasov

Azerbaijani journalist appeals to Christiane Amanpour to help jailed colleagues

alt informationFormer Index award winner Idrak Abbasov urges Christiane Amanpour, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety, to call for the release of Azerbaijan's jailed journalists and human rights defenders

Index announces winners of 15th annual Freedom of Expression Awards

A Kenyan activist speaking out for women in one of the world’s most dangerous regions, and a female journalist who exposed an unreported uprising in Saudi Arabia are among the winners of this year’s Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

Azerbaijani journalist reports threats

The Index Award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov says he had been threatened by the family of a man who was arrested after an online posting, according to Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

Azerbaijan’s Facebook fight

alt informationIn the run up to the presidential elections in October 2013, there have been increased attacks on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. And social media has become a new target for the country's authorities, says Idrak Abbasov

Azerbaijan: A visit with Idrak Abbasov

On 18 April, Index award-winner Idrak Abbasov was brutally attacked while he reported on the demolition of houses. Rebecca Vincent visited him at his home outside Baku

Azerbaijan: Journalists under attack

Last week Azerbaijani journalist and Index award-winner Idrak Abbasov was brutally assaulted. As the international media apply for Azerbaijani visas to cover the Eurovision Song Contest, local journalists continue to face intimidation. Celia Davies reports

Azerbaijan: Index calls on President to investigate brutal attack on journalist

ADVOCACY LETTER Dear President Aliyev, Re: The brutal attack on Idrak Abbasov and assault of four other journalists on 18 April 2012 The Azerbaijani authorities must launch an immediate, independent and transparent investigation into the brutal attack on investigative journalist Idrak Abbasov and the assault of journalist Gunay Musayeva on Wednesday 18 April 2012 in […]

Azerbaijan must investigate attack on Index award winning journalist

Index on Censorship joins the call for an immediate, independent and transparent investigation into the brutal attack on investigative journalist and Index award winner Idrak Abbasov

Azerbaijan: Index award-winning journalist Idrak Abbasov brutally beaten

Azerbaijani journalist and Index award-winner Idrak Abbasov was brutally assaulted today and remains in hospital. Read more: Azerbaijan must investigate attack on Index award winning journalist

Idrak Abbasov wins Guardian journalism award

Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov wins the journalism award, which recognises investigative journalism of dogged determination across a range of media, including print, online, radio and television Accepting the award, Idrak Abbasov said: First of all, I would like to thank Index on Censorship and all those present. I know that there are many people here […]

Azerbaijan’s silenced voices

As the international community looks forward to the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan is working hard to present itself as a modern, democratic country. But a new report from Index and partners paints a very different picture Turgut Gambar: Dissent stirs in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Reporters injured while covering clashes

At least two journalists have been injured whilst covering violent clashes between police and residents in Azerbaijan. During protests calling for the resignation of a local government, Index awards nominee Idrak Abbasov, from the Institute for War & Peace suffered an arm injury as stones were thrown at him, whilst Rashid Aliyev, a reporter for the […]