Fears that official hostility may be fuelling dangers to independent journalism.
Border changes and simmering tensions leaves those continuing to document life in the region under threat.
Reporter had defied death threats to continue covering Taliban operations.
Although the media is protected by law, beatings and illegal detentions are common.
Activists call for government to take further action during crisis period.
Public access to the internet has increased, but the state remains vigilant.
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
Initiative aims to improve chaotic conditions on often perilous routes.
Officials slow to acknowledge casualties amid rescue efforts hampered by high waves.
Officials blame plastic cladding used to dress up buildings as Baku prepares for summer sports event.