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In Azerbaijan, independent journalist dies after being beaten in Baku

August 10, 2015 3:26 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2015--An independent reporter in Azerbaijan died early Sunday after being beaten viciously the day before in Baku, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Azerbaijan to conduct an efficient and...

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Baku court bars press and family from Khadija Ismayilova trial

August 7, 2015 12:55 PM ET

New York, August 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to ensure due process in the trial against award-winning investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova. When Ismayilova appeared at Baku Court on Grave Crimes for the first substantive hearing...

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International coalition marks anniversary of crackdown on rights in Azerbaijan

July 30, 2015 2:29 PM ET

A year after the Azerbaijani government launched an unprecedented crackdown on human rights including press freedom, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate, the Sports for Rights coalition said today. The coalition of international organizations, including CPJ, released a...

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CPJ calls on Azerbaijan to free jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova

July 23, 2015 1:09 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist who has been imprisoned since December on charges of embezzlement, tax evasion, and abuse of power, among others. Ismayilova's...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, June 2015

July 1, 2015 6:24 PM ET

Pushing for press freedom at European Games Azerbaijan, which ranks in fifth place on CPJ's list of 10 Most Censored Countries, hosted the first-ever European Games in its capital, Baku, this month. One of the country's most prominent journalists, Khadija...

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Baku 2015: Press freedom, Azerbaijan, and the European Games

June 11, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Tomorrow 50 countries are due to take part in the opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games in Baku, but Azerbaijan's most prominent journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, will not be at the celebrations. The award-winning investigative reporter has been in...

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CPJ calls on European Olympic Committees to engage with Azerbaijan on press freedom

April 30, 2015 9:31 AM ET

Dear President Patrick Hickey: I am writing on behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, to call your attention to the dismal climate for press freedom in Azerbaijan, which is scheduled to host the first-ever European Games on June 12.

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International coalition calls on European Court to prioritize Azerbaijani press cases

April 21, 2015 1:53 PM ET

Azerbaijan, one of the 10 Most Censored Countries in the world, according to new research by the Committee to Protect Journalists, is to host the first-ever European Games this June. As Baku prepares to bask in the spotlight by hosting...

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Les 10 pays qui exercent la censure la plus forte

21 avril 2015 10h00 ET

L'Érythrée et la Corée du Nord sont respectivement le premier et le deuxième pays qui exercent la censure la plus forte au monde, selon une liste dressée par le Comité de protection des journalistes énumérant les 10 pays où la...

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Los 10 países con la mayor censura

21 de Abril 2015 10:00 AM ET

Eritrea y Corea del Norte son el primer y el segundo país con la mayor censura del mundo, de acuerdo con una lista que el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) recopiló de...

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