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Reporting on how authoritarian states attack freedom of expression by dominating the media, preventing freedom of assembly, restricting online speech and imprisoning, attacking or even killing those who speak out.

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Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Clampdown by authorities on human rights groups in Azerbaijan continues

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Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Index Award winning Azadliq newspaper was forced into cancelling its print run last week with little hope of restoring its publication.
Azerbaijani human rights defender charged with high treason

Azerbaijani human rights defender charged with high treason

Leyla Yunus has been charged with “high treason (article 274), tax evasion (article 213), illegal entrepreneurship (article 192), forged documentation (article 320) and fraud (article 178.3.2)”, reports Meydan TV.
Only two shades of grey in Azerbaijan

Only two shades of grey in Azerbaijan

It does not take a lot of time and effort to see that when it comes to Azerbaijan, views on the country’s freedom of expression record split in two. Azerbaijani blogger Arzu Geybulla writes
Human rights defender Leyla Yunus is detained again
The Egyptian approach to journalism

The Egyptian approach to journalism

On Monday, three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced in Egypt to 7 years imprisonment each, to the shock of media outlets and NGOs worldwide. Cartoonist Ben Jennings shares his take on journalism in the country.