Category : Azerbaijan

Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom methodology

The project relies on a network of independent journalists who monitor local news sources, speak to individuals involved in the situations and interface with journalist unions to understand the facts of the situation and help put the press freedom violation in a larger context.

Azerbaijan: Press freedom violations May 2019

alt informationThere were 11 incidents in Azerbaijan in May 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.

Azerbaijan: Press freedom violations April 2019

alt informationThere were 6 incidents in Azerbaijan in April 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.

#IndexAwards2019: Mehman Huseynov refuses to look away from Azerbaijan’s human rights violations

alt informationMehman Huseynov is a journalist and human rights defender who documents corruption and human rights violations in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan takes step in right direction by dropping new charges against Mehman Huseynov

alt informationWhile Index on Censorship welcomes dropping of new charges against Mehman Huseynov, the organisation calls on Azerbaijan to release the human rights defender and journalist from prison

Index renews calls for Azerbaijan to release journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

alt informationAzerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli fled the country in fear in 2014 but in May 2017 he vanished while in Tbilisi, Georgia, and reappeared the following day back in his home country

Escalating repression against Mehman Huseynov

alt informationMember and partner NGOs of 13 Human Rights Houses issue a joint letter calling for urgent action from the international community to ensure the life, health, and rights of imprisoned Azerbaijani photojournalist, video blogger, and human rights defender Mehman Huseynov.

Send a letter to imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi

alt informationThe editors of the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award-winning newspaper Azadliq have launched a letter-writing campaign to journalist Seymur Hezi, who is in prison.

Illiberal democracies: Awash in media without plurality

alt informationVisitors to Eurasian countries -- Turkey, Russia, Ukraine or, to a lesser extent, Azerbaijan -- might be impressed by the sheer number of domestic television channels that offer news programming. But all the coverage doesn't translate into media plurality.

Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

alt informationRepresentatives of international non-governmental organizations issue an appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to request the appointment of a Rapporteur to examine the situation of political prisoners in Azerbaijan.