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:
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....
Press freedom on OGP agenda as authoritarianism rises
December 12, 2016 12:34 PM ET
There was poignancy to the Paris summit of the Open Government Partnership, as leaders from government and civil society took the stage to defend a political ideology under siege: liberal democracy. French President François Hollande, who amid weak public support announced he will not seek re-election in 2017, called...
World Refugee Day: Fear of arrest drives journalists into exile
June 16, 2016 9:49 AM ET
In August 2014 two journalists living more than 4,000 miles apart slipped across a border to find safety: one with his wife and three children, the other alone. Idrak Abbasov, from Azerbaijan, and Sanna Camara, from Gambia, faced imprisonment because of their reporting. Neither has been able to return home....