Eynulla Fatullayev is finally
home after four long years in an Azerbaijani jail. "It's a miracle for
me," he told U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. RFE/RL filmed
the editor at home immediately after his release:
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...
Azerbaijani authorities tighten screws on independent media
January 20, 2017 2:07 PM ET
When officials in Baku released several high-profile journalists, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, from prison in May last year, the international media rights community breathed a sigh of relief. But any optimism was short-lived, with authorities in recent months prosecuting journalists and bloggers, and passing restrictive online media laws....