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Reporting rights? Media freedom in the Balkans since the wars

alt informationToday the bulk of the media in the Balkans has “been bought by people with no history in, or understanding of, the media business; they promote narrow interests of their

“He is denied his right to an identity”: why a Moroccan satirist is on hunger strike

alt informationAli Lmrabet is protesting what he sees as the latest bid from his country Morocco to stop him from doing his job

Azerbaijan: Married political prisoners kept apart for 11 months, reunited in court

alt informationLeyla and Arif Yunus have been detained for almost a year on what is widely recognised as politically motived charges

Azerbaijan: Independent newspaper Azadliq faces imminent closure

alt informationThe Index award-winning paper is widely recognised as one of the last remaining independent news outlets operating inside the country

13 governments that are definitely not jailing people over free speech

alt informationJust look at these definitely-not-free-speech-related charges journalists and activists and human rights lawyers and pro democracy campaigners face

Ten times the Azerbaijani president told us how much he loves press freedom

alt informationDon't be fooled by the fact that journalists in Azerbaijan have been jailed, beaten, killed, and forced into hiding and exile, and their foreign colleagues banned from entering the country: Ilham Aliyev is all about media freedom

Amnesty, Platform banned from entering Azerbaijan on the eve of European Games

alt informationBoth organisations have been highly critical of President Ilham Aliyev's government, and its targeting, jailing and prosecution of activists and journalists

Baku 2015: The foreign manpower behind Azerbaijan’s games

alt informationDespite the ongoing government crackdown on investigative journalists and human rights activists in Azerbaijan, foreign manpower has played a significant role in making Baku 2015 a reality

Azerbaijan: Appeal from jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova postponed indefinitely

alt informationIsmayilova, one of Azerbaijan’s most celebrated investigative journalists, today had her appeal over a criminal libel conviction postponed indefinitely

Angola: Trial of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais postponed

The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May

Azerbaijan: Six-year jail sentence for human rights activist

alt informationRasul Jafarov, one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known government critics, has been sentenced on charges believed to be linked to his campaigning work

Azerbaijan: Protest as Baku prepares for European Games

Azerbaijanis protested the poor state of human rights in their country with 87 days to go until the inaugural European Games