Azerbaijan / 2011

Azerbaijani journalist's death requires investigation

November 23, 2011 8:06 AM ET

New York, November 23, 2011-- The demise of freelance journalist Rafiq Tagi in a Baku hospital today following his stabbing four days ago by unknown assailants, must be fully investigated, said the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Independent editor imprisoned in Azerbaijan

November 1, 2011 5:00 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the prosecution and imprisonment of Avaz Zeynally, editor-in-chief of the independent daily Khural, and calls on Azerbaijani authorities to release him immediately....

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Citing ethnicity, Azerbaijan bars photojournalist

July 7, 2011 2:58 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2011--Diana Markosian, a freelance photographer for Bloomberg Markets magazine was denied entry to Azerbaijan last week by authorities who cited her ethnicity as a reason, international news reports said. ...

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Two foreign reporters brutally assaulted in Azerbaijan

June 16, 2011 3:51 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the vicious beating in Baku of international journalists Amanda Erickson and Celia Davies, and calls on the authorities to bring their attackers to justice....

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CPJ welcomes release of Fatullayev

May 26, 2011 1:05 PM ET

New York, May 26, 2011--The release today of independent editor Eynulla Fatullayev in Azerbaijan on a presidential pardon is a welcome and well overdue development, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Swedish television crew detained, deported

April 18, 2011 6:05 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed dismay today over Azerbaijan's deportation of a Swedish television crew that had arrived in Baku to film a documentary on human rights and freedom of speech. CPJ urged Azerbaijani authorities to stop obstructing the international press....

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Another Azadlyg reporter attacked in Baku

April 5, 2011 4:47 PM ET

New York, April 5, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of attacks in capital Baku against reporters for the pro-opposition daily Azadlyg (Freedom), and calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice. ...

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Pro-opposition journalist abducted, beaten in Azerbaijan

March 28, 2011 5:30 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the abduction and beating in Baku this weekend of Seimur Khaziyev, a reporter for the pro-opposition daily Azadlyg (Freedom), and called on Azerbaijani authorities today to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring all the assailants to justice....

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CPJ concerned about Fatullayev's safety, calls for his release

March 21, 2011 2:32 PM ET

New York, March 21, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm today about reported threats in prison against embattled editor Eynulla Fatullayev, at left. According to CPJ interviews and local press reports, Fatullayev has feared for his life since his recent transfer to a new jail, prompting him to...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:52 AM ET

On the Runet, Old-School Repression Meets New By Nina Ognianova and Danny O'Brien Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has often talked about the importance of a free press and free Internet, telling reporters before his election that the Web "guarantees the independence of mass media." He explicitly tied the two together...

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