Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Endemic bribery and poor services are hampering the country’s response.
Participants hope to boost political involvement and awareness.
Female reporters routinely intimidated by blackmail, sexual assault and harassment.
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
It's easy to ignore human rights abuses when there are lucrative energy deals involved.
Inmates must shell out for even basic services.