Category : Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan must stop crackdown on freedom of expression

The government of Azerbaijan is carrying out a multi-pronged attack on freedom of expression.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 16-22 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Azerbaijan’s long assault on media freedom

Azerbaijan’s record on press freedom has never been great. Since independence, the country's journalists have faced serious harassment.

Khadija Ismayilova: Unsent letter from prison

I wrote this letter during my time in prison. I don’t remember the exact date but it was in the middle of the Ukrainian crisis and the “trial” of Dilgam Askerov

Azadliq: “We are working under the dual threat of government harassment and financial insecurity”

On 14 June, Qasid, an Azerbaijan's state-owned media distributor warned that it will shut down the 2014 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winning newspaper Azadliq

Azerbaijan: Why Formula One fans are paying attention for all the wrong reasons

As Formula One fans prepare for the Baku Grand Prix on Sunday, Index on Censorship looks at the country’s dismal human rights record

Azerbaijan: Around the world protestors celebrate Khadija Ismayilova’s birthday

Organisations and individuals from across the world took to the streets to celebrate the investigative journalist's birthday and call for the release of all political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Who is investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova?

One of Azerbaijan's most celebrated journalists, Ismayilova's investigative reports included, among other things, exposing Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses and the corruption involving the family of president Ilham Aliyev

Mapping Media Freedom: Two years of uncovering attacks on Europe’s press

Mapping Media Freedom launched to the public on 24 May 2014. Two years on, the platform has verified over 1,800 media violations

Azerbaijan: Free prisoners before Baku Grand Prix race

The Formula One Group leadership should urge the Azerbaijani government to release unjustly imprisoned activists and journalists ahead of the European Grand Prix