Rebecca Vincent/CPJ Guest Blogger

Rebecca Vincent is an American-British human rights activist and writer currently based in London. She is a former U.S. diplomat and has worked with a wide range of international and Azerbaijani human rights and freedom of expression organizations.

Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council’s members, in alphabetical order. But Azerbaijan’s chairmanship has proven more problematic than most, as it comes at a time when the country’s fulfillment of…

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