Azerbaijan / 2012

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As Eurovision starts, partnership cites Baku repression

May 22, 2012 12:15 PM ET

As the Eurovision song contest gets under way in Baku, Azerbaijani authorities continue to suppress freedom of expression, detaining 10 protesters on Monday, Reuters reported. The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, a coalition of free expression organizations that includes the Committee to Protect Journalists, has launched a website, Facebook...

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The EBU must stand up for press freedom in Azerbaijan

May 7, 2012 2:22 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and several other media and human rights groups have issued a letter after participating in the May 2 European Broadcasting Union-organized workshop on freedom of the media in Azerbaijan....

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As Eurovision host, Azerbaijan must promote free press

May 2, 2012 1:30 PM ET

Today in its report on the Most Censored Countries in the world, CPJ singled out Azerbaijan for its lack of foreign or independent broadcasters and because the handful of journalists there who manage to work on independent newspapers or websites are subjected to intimidation, harassment, physical attacks that occur with...

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Eynulla Fatullayev awarded UNESCO/Cano Prize

April 18, 2012 5:34 PM ET

Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev has been named 2012 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, UNESCO announced yesterday....

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The global impact of EU media policies

March 2, 2012 5:30 PM ET

The state of press freedom inside the European Union has a significant effect on press freedom outside the EU. That was the message that CPJ Senior European Adviser Jean-Paul Marthoz and I delivered this week when Brussels' leading think tank, the European Policy Center (EPC), hosted us for a...

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