Khadija Ismayilova

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Freedom of speech is guaranteed Aliyev says as Azerbaijan blocks news websites

April 9, 2018 3:59 PM ET

President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and...

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Azerbaijan goes to the polls amid muzzled media and blocked websites

April 6, 2018 12:02 PM ET

When it comes to silencing critics, Azerbaijani authorities have been industrious and methodical. Ahead of snap presidential elections scheduled for April 11, potential opposition candidates have been either jailed or barred from running, and the political landscape has been...

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After murders of Kuciak and Caruana Galizia, investigative journalists band together for justice

March 15, 2018 5:42 PM ET

The assassinations of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in October and of Ján Kuciak in Slovakia last month have elicited an outpouring of support from journalists determined to honor the memory of their colleagues by fighting back with the...

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Peligros en el interior de la Redacción

21 de Febrero 2018 2:06 PM ET

Por Christiane Amanpour/ corresponsal internacional en jefe de CNN y asesora sénior del CPJ En noviembre, me dirigí a altos ejecutivos de los medios noticiosos de Estados Unidos y los exhorté a erradicar el acoso sexual en sus organizaciones....

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Perigos vindos de dentro da redação

fevereiro 20, 2018 12:33 PM ET

Por Christiane Amanpour / chefe dos correspondentes internacionais da CNN e consultora sênior do CPJ Em novembro, fiquei de pé diante dos principais executivos de mídia dos Estados Unidos e pedi-lhes que erradicassem o assédio sexual em suas organizações....

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Dangers from inside the newsroom

February 16, 2018 6:49 PM ET

By Christiane Amanpour/chief international correspondent for CNN and CPJ senior advisor In November, I stood before top news media executives in the United States and called on them to stamp out sexual harassment in their organizations. "The floodgates are...

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Mehman Huseynov

December 12, 2017 4:18 PM ET

A Baku court on March 3, 2017, sentenced Mehman Huseynov, a blogger and press freedom advocate, to two years in prison on defamation charges for alleging that police beat him, according to his lawyer and media reports. Five plainclothes policemen...

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Azerbaijan government seeks order to permanently block news websites

April 28, 2017 5:49 PM ET

New York, April 28, 2017--The Azerbaijani government should immediately stop trying to permanently block access to five independent media outlets' websites and should instead lift a decree that has rendered them currently inaccessible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani blogger sentenced to prison for alleging abuse

March 3, 2017 4:33 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2017--Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release blogger and press freedom advocate Mehman Huseynov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Baku today sentenced Huseynov to two years in prison on defamation charges for...

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Azerbaijani authorities tighten screws on independent media

January 20, 2017 2:07 PM ET

When officials in Baku released several high-profile journalists, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, from prison in May last year, the international media rights community breathed a sigh of relief. But any optimism was short-lived, with authorities in recent months...

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