Nina Ognianova on silencing the press in Azerbaijan
September 17, 2008 3:50 PM ET
CPJ's Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova has a posting on The Guardian's London-based "Comment is free" blog today about the continued repression of Azerbaijan's independent press in the run-up to national elections. Read our special report about the dangerous situation for journalists in Azerbaijan, "Finding Elmar's Killers," here.
CPJ submits amicus brief to European Court on Azerbaijani journalist Emin Huseynov
September 24, 2018 4:01 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with the organizations International Media Support, IFEX, and the International Senior Lawyers Project submitted an amicus curiae brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of a legal complaint by Azerbaijani journalist and human rights advocate Emin Huseynov....
Freedom of speech is guaranteed Aliyev says as Azerbaijan blocks news websites
April 9, 2018 3:59 PM ET
President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and hackers have attacked independent news outlets....
Azerbaijan goes to the polls amid muzzled media and blocked websites
April 6, 2018 12:02 PM ET
When it comes to silencing critics, Azerbaijani authorities have been industrious and methodical. Ahead of snap presidential elections scheduled for April 11, potential opposition candidates have been either jailed or barred from running, and the political landscape has been cleansed of virtually all formal avenues of expressing dissent....
CPJ joins call for Georgia to investigate case of exiled journalist forcibly taken back to Azerbaijan
June 7, 2017 3:01 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 22 international rights organizations in calling on Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili to ensure that the case of Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani journalist living in exile in Tbilisi who is now in custody in the country's capital, Baku, is fully investigated. CPJ documented...