Elmar Huseynov

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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...

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Taciz edildi ve hapsedildi

27 de Abril 2016 8:00 AM ET

Hapisteki arkadaşların hakkında yazmak garip bir his. Sen hava alırken, sokaklarda yürürken, çalışmaya devam ederken arkadaşların bunları yapamıyor; nasıl bir arkadaş olduğunu düşünüyorsun. Neden bu ayrıcalığı hak ediyorsun?...

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The Road to Justice

October 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Appendix I At least 370 journalists have been murdered in direct connection to their work from the beginning of 2004 through 2013, according to CPJ research. In 333 of the cases, no one has been convicted. In 28 cases, some...

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Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

May 12, 2014 5:22 PM ET

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council's members, in alphabetical order. But Azerbaijan's chairmanship has proven...

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Press freedom groups denounce repression in Azerbaijan

March 21, 2013 2:33 PM ET

In a joint statement today, leading international press freedom and human rights groups, including CPJ, condemned the ongoing repression of journalists and rights activists in Azerbaijan and urged authorities to address the issue immediately....

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CPJ urges Azerbaijan to halt its crackdown on the press

March 12, 2013 5:39 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention the deteriorating climate of press freedom in Azerbaijan, which undermines your government's commitments to press freedom and human rights, mars the country's international image, and obstructs the transparency of the upcoming October presidential vote in which you reportedly plan to seek re-election. We call on you to start reversing this trend and allow the press to report freely without fear of imprisonment, attacks, or politicized lawsuits.

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Eynulla Fatullayev Award Acceptance Speech

October 4, 2011 9:56 AM ET

  Eynulla Fatullayev Realny Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan  Acceptance Speech CPJ International Press Freedom Award 2009 November 22, 2011 Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City Ladies and gentlemen, I've come back from a place where times stands still. Neither night...

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CPJ presses slow, cautious Council of Europe on Azerbaijan

March 8, 2011 5:05 PM ET

Strasbourg prides itself on being the "European capital of human rights." The historic French city, located on the border with Germany, is home to the Council of Europe (CoE), a 47-member institution focused on the promotion of democracy and...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Azerbaijan

February 15, 2011 12:46 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • European Court orders release of Eynulla Fatullayev; government still jails editor. • News sites report periodic blocking, typically when sensitive stories are posted. Key Statistic 4: Journalists interrogated by security agents after running...

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With friends like this ... Aliyev gets Azerbaijani 'award'

January 6, 2011 3:24 PM ET

Life is full of surprises. In Eurasia, authoritarian leaders and their entourages like to pull them out around the holidays. What made my eyes open wide this season was a news report from Azerbaijan, dated December 29. The Baku-based...

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