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2016

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Azerbaijani TV journalists receive death threats

October 6, 2016 5:00 PM ET

Two contributors to the Azerbaijani broadcaster Meydan TV, which has broadcast from Berlin since 2014 out of concern for the safety of its staff, received death threats on October 4, 2016, according to press reports....

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Azerbaijan suspends TV station's license for Turkey coverage

July 19, 2016 3:37 PM ET

New York, July 19, 2016 - Azerbaijani regulators should immediately reverse their decision to suspend the license of broadcaster ANS TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Broadcasting regulators yesterday said they were suspending the station's license to broadcast for one month because of its coverage of events in...

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Journalists released from prison, CPJ launches SecureDrop--and we throw a party!

June 3, 2016 10:29 AM ET

CPJ Newsletter: June edition Khadija Ismayilova thanks CPJ, says she will fight for her cause Khadija's first photo after jail pic.twitter.com/sj358k5WdU -- Khadija Ismayilova (@Khadija_Ismayil) May 25, 2016 CPJ Europe and Central Asia Senior Research Associate Muzaffar Suleymanov spoke to investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova a few hours after her release...

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Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence

May 25, 2016 8:52 AM ET

New York, May 25, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved at the Azerbaijani Supreme Court's decision today to free investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who had been imprisoned on trumped-up charges since December 2014. The court converted Ismayilova's jail term into a three-and-a half-year suspended term, Reuters reported....

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CPJ highlights challenges to female journalists, reporter released from prison, CPJ hosts book talk

May 2, 2016 2:00 PM ET

CPJ Newsletter: May edition CPJ publishes annual edition of Attacks on the Press On April 27, CPJ launched its annual publication of Attacks on the Press. This edition, which focuses on gender and media freedom worldwide, highlights the challenges faced by female journalists who fight to report the news against...

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Harassed and Jailed

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It feels strange to be writing about friends in jail. You wonder what kind of a friend you are--free to breathe the air, to walk the streets, to continue to work, while your friends cannot. Why do you deserve this privilege?...

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Azerbaijani authorities open criminal investigation into Meydan TV

April 22, 2016 4:04 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to end the harassment of Meydan TV after a criminal investigation was opened into the online independent outlet and a travel ban was imposed on some of its contributors....

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CPJ turns 35, jailed journalists walk free, reporters on trial in Turkey, and more

April 2, 2016 12:00 PM ET

CPJ Newsletter: April edition Four imprisoned journalists freed in Azerbaijan The president of Azerbaijan in March issued a decree pardoning 148 people, including three imprisoned journalists--Hilal Mamedov, Tofiq Yaqublu, and Parviz Hashimli....

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Four journalists, human rights lawyer pardoned in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2016 12:13 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Azerbaijan's decision to release four independent reporters and a human rights lawyer, urges authorities to ensure they will not have criminal records, and calls on authorities to free all journalists who remain behind bars....

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CPJ asks European Union to prioritize press freedom in talks with Azerbaijan

February 26, 2016 3:44 PM ET

CPJ writes to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini to ask her to make press freedom a priority in her February 29, 2016, talks in Baku.

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