Category : Monitoring and Advocating Coverage

Project Exile: Wife of kidnapped Azerbaijani journalist puts her career on hold to campaign for her husband’s release

alt informationLeyla Mustafayeva is an Azerbaijani journalist and the wife of investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was kidnapped in Georgia in May 2017 and later imprisoned in Azerbaijan

Russia: Ivan Golunov’s case shows the power of publicly and resolutely denouncing despotism

alt informationUsing trumped-up drug charges to silence critics is nothing new for Russian authorities

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom in 2018

alt informationIn 2018, 17 alerts were submitted to the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists relating to impunity for murders of journalists.

State security v freedom of the press: Protecting sources does not mean journalists are pro-terrorism

alt informationIn discussing the scope of the recent Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, international human rights lawyer Alex Bailin QC called the powers created by the new legislation “breathtakingly broad.”

Blogger and human rights defender Ismail Nalgiev extra-judicially deported from Belarus

alt informationOn 8 May 2019 the Belarussian authorities ordered the extra-judicial deportation of Russian blogger Ismail Nalgiev after his arrest in Minsk Airport. Nalgiev was preparing to travel to Prague, but was detained by border guards at the airport and told that he was on the Russian Federation’s wanted list