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In the run up to Azerbaijan's presidential election, authorities have showed open hostility to journalists, activists, ordinary citizens and artists. Rasul Jafarov and Rebecca Vincent look at some of the country’s courageous photojournalists, who document what life’s really like under President Ilham Aliyev
9 October3 Comments
Although its government has been working hard to promote a positive image of Azerbaijan abroad, at home, it continues to crack down on citizens’ ability to exercise their basic rights and fundamental freedoms, Rebecca Vincent writes
8 October4 Comments
IGF | Azerbaijan's government locks up its online critics on trumped-up charges so it is an odd choice to host a giant international forum on internet freedom. Rebecca Vincent explains MORE ON THIS STORY: Access denied in Azerbaijan Letter from Baku
6 November6 Comments
Index on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire and Under Pressure, is out soon. Highlights include Lindsey Hilsum, writing about her friend and colleague, the murdered war reporter Marie Colvin, and asking whether journalists should still be covering war zones. Stephen Grey looks at the difficulties of protecting sources in an era of mass surveillance.