Eynulla Fatullayev

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Eynulla Fatullayev

Authorities lodged a series of politically motivated criminal charges against Fatullayev, editor of the now-closed independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan. The charges, which CPJ found to be fabricated, were filed after Fatullayev accused the government of a cover-up in the unsolved murder of his mentor, the editor Elmar Huseynov….

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Eynulla Fatullayev, center, is pictured with CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, Nina Ognianova, and research associate Muzaffar Suleymanov at the 2011 International Press Freedom Awards in New York. (CPJ)

Eynulla Fatullayev awarded UNESCO/Cano Prize

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Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev has been named 2012 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, UNESCO announced yesterday.

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Video: Freeing Eynulla Fatullayev

In this video companion to CPJ’s 2011 census of imprisoned journalists, Azerbaijani editor Eynulla Fatullayev describes his own time in prison and how international advocacy can make a difference in winning the freedom of jailed reporters, editors, photojournalists, and bloggers. (4:47) Read the special report “Imprisonments jump worldwide” and view our database of journalists in…

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Eynulla Fatullayev Award Acceptance Speech

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  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 falls there nor does day come. Bare walls, cold, dampness, and darkness rule. In that place,…

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Video: Eynulla Fatullayev home at last

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Eynulla Fatullayev is finally home after four long years in an Azerbaijani jail. “It’s a miracle for me,” he told U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. RFE/RL filmed the editor at home immediately after his release:

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Azerbaijan must immediately release Eynulla Fatullayev

New York, November 15, 2010–While the Azerbaijani Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the country will uphold the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights decision to immediately release editor Eynulla Fatullayev, he remains in jail. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for his immediate release.A November 5 decision by the Baku Appeals Court said the…

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CPJ, press groups: Release Eynulla Fatullayev

Dear President Aliyev: We are writing to express our strong concern regarding the continued imprisonment of Editor-in-chief Eynulla Fatullayev, which constitutes a breach of Azerbaijan’s international legal obligations and a violation of Mr Fatullayev’s rights.

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In Azerbaijan, Eynulla Fatullayev and family threatened

New York, March 17, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Azerbaijani authorities today to thoroughly investigate a death threat made against imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award, and his family. 

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Petitioners urge Azerbaijan to free Eynulla Fatullayev

President Aliyev: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to open a new page in your government’s policies toward the independent and opposition press, one that would demonstrate tolerance for the critical role of media in a democracy. No other action would contribute to this goal as much as the immediate release of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the now-closed independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, who has been imprisoned since April 2007 on charges that range from defamation to terrorism.

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Eynulla Fatullayev, Azerbaijan, Realny Azerbaijan

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Awards 2009 |Announcement of the Awards | J.S. Tissainayagam | Néziha Réjiba  | Mustafa Haji Abdinur | Anthony Lewis When Eynulla Fatullayev’s friend and colleague Elmar Huseynov was murdered in 2005, the journalist set out to find the killers. After his reporting raised the possibility of government complicity in the killing, Fatullayev found himself in…

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