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Azerbaijan: New legislative amendments further erode rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assemblyThe International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) — Index on Censorship is a signatory — strongly condemns a series of repressive legislative amendments that Azerbaijan’s National Assembly (Milli Majlis) adopted on 14 May 2013. The amendments were submitted by the prosecutor-general’s office to a parliamentary commission two weeks before and are being enacted in the […]
Many arrested at Baku protestProminent journalist and activists Emin Milli and Khadija Ismayilova were among those detained in Baku today as people demonstrated in support of civic action in Ismayilli earlier this week. Protesters posted photographs and videos of clashes between police and demonstrators and there were reports that tear gas had been used on crowds and that pepper […]
After world attention fades, Azerbaijani activists are attacked and arrested during protestJournalists and activists were arrested and brutally attacked on Saturday, 17 November during an opposition protest in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Despite wearing clearly-marked press jackets, a number of independent reporters were assaulted, including Yeni Musavat newspaper correspondent Farahim Ilgaroglu, Turan Information Agency eporter Etimad Budagov, Media Forum correspondent Amid Suleymanov and Institute for Reporters’ […]
Eurovision glitter must not blind us to human rights abuses in AzerbaijanAs we approach tomorrow's Eurovision song contest in Azerbaijan, Index CEO Kirsty Hughes asks if the event will shine a light on the country's atrocious human rights record READ MORE: Azerbaijan facing the music thanks to Eurovision AND: Eurovision mired in deeper controversy by further clampdown on dissent in Baku
Azerbaijan: Journalists under attackLast 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
Idrak Abbasov wins Guardian journalism awardAzerbaijani 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 […]