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.
The human rights defender is subject to a travel ban and is due in court again on 1 October. Aimee Hamilton reports
Post-Soviet Azerbaijan is a country built of facades; facades of modernity and wealth and progress and “democracy”. Facades that hide an underlying ugliness.
London-based daily newspaper Metro ran a feature this month extolling the delights of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, fills readers in on what Metro missed.
Funny doesn’t work for dictatorships because funny usually involves humanity and vulnerability. This is the appeal of the viral video challenge.
In the latest move against civil society in the country, Seymour Hazy, a reporter working for Azadliq, Azerbaijan’s last independent newspaper, was sentenced to two months pretrial detention on Monday, charged with disorderly conduct. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports