Eynulla Fatullayev

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Amnesty honors Manneh, others at Media Awards

June 8, 2009 3:06 PM ET

Amnesty International paid special recognition last week to Ebrima B. Manneh, a Gambian journalist who has disappeared, at its prestigious annual Media Awards ceremony in London. As Amnesty International UK's campaigner for individuals at risk in Africa, I was thrilled...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Azerbaijan

February 10, 2009 12:47 AM ET

The Georgia-Russia crisis in August diverted international attention from another strategically important Caucasus country--oil-rich Azerbaijan. The authoritarian president, Ilham Aliyev, gained a new term in a flawed October 15 vote. Aliyev, who effectively inherited the presidency from his father, Heydar,...

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CPJ Impact

October 1, 2008 11:13 AM ET

October 2008News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Azerbaijan Special Report: Finding Elmar's Killers

September 16, 2008 12:00 AM ET

In Azerbaijan, an editor is jailed after investigating the unsolved murder of a colleague. The case has opened a window into widespread abuses in this tightly controlled nation on the Caspian Sea....

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CPJ Impact

June 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

June 2008 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Genimet Zakhidov sentenced to four years in prison

March 7, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is appalled by the four-year prison term given today to Genimet Zakhidov, editor of the opposition daily Azadlyg (Freedom). Zakhidov was charged with hooliganism and inflicting minor bodily harm in November....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Europe Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:07 PM ET

Rewriting the Law to Make Journalism a CrimeBy Nina OgnianovaIn its 17 years on the air, Moscow-based Ekho Moskvy Radio has enjoyed, by Russian standards, extraordinary editorial independence. Nearly alone among Russian broadcasters in its critical approach, the station employs...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Azerbaijan

February 5, 2008 11:54 AM ET

AZERBAIJAN Ignoring international opinion, the authoritarian government of President Ilham Aliyev clamped down on opposition and independent media and became the world’s fifth-leading jailer of journalists, with nine reporters and editors behind bars when CPJ conducted its annual census on...

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Appeals court upholds verdict in Fatullayev case

January 16, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 16, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Azerbaijani appellate court’s decision today to uphold the 2007 conviction of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan. Fatullayev was...

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