Agil Khalil

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Attacks on the Press: A Moving Target

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Your cellphone allows authorities to locate you and uncover your sources. By Danny O'Brien...

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Attaques contre la presse en 2012: L'espion dans votre poche

14 février 2013 0h04 ET

Les téléphones portables des journalistes permettent aux autorités de les localiser et de démasquer leurs sources. Par Danny O'Brien...

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Azerbaijan must halt smear campaign against reporter

March 14, 2012 5:00 PM ET

New York, March 14, 2012--Azerbaijani authorities must carry out a swift investigation into the ongoing smear campaign against journalist Khadija Ismailova, ensure her safety, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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...

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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...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Preface

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

By Carl Bernstein When the Committee to Protect Journalists was founded in 1981, the prevailing threats to freedom of the press around the world were still from juntas, dictators, authoritarian regimes, and social systems determined to dominate the media...

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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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Agil Khalil barred from leaving the country

June 19, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2008—Authorities at Heydar Aliyev International Airport barred a reporter whose life has been threatened from leaving the country today, the Baku-based Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety said. Agil Khalil, a reporter for the independent daily...

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Assaults continue on Azerbaijani reporter

May 20, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 20, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Agil Khalil, a reporter for the opposition daily Azadlyg who has been assaulted several times in the past three months. Authorities have taken no...

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