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Female reporters routinely intimidated by blackmail, sexual assault and harassment.
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
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.
Moves seen as tactic to calm international criticism.
28 Aug 15
Despite win in Europe’s human rights courts, political stalemate is likely to draw out the process of paying reparations to families displaced by war.
27 Aug 15
Outburst of popular anger follows death of suspect shortly after he was taken in at a police station.
17 Aug 15
Rasim Aliyev, journalist and media rights advocate, died hours after brutal attack.
14 Aug 15
With a vengeful government state behind them, prosecutors were always going to get rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus put behind bars.
4 Aug 15
Family members detained in apparent attempt to muzzle independent voices.
31 Jul 15
Courts concern themselves with charges of financial wrongdoing, and ignore the blindingly obvious offence of criticising the government.
22 Jul 15
Cloak-and-dagger meetings in a border town as police try to force journalist to come back.
13 Jul 15
“We fear that this growing harassment is a forerunner of a new crackdown” – Reporters Without Borders.
10 Jul 15
Armenians send a team, but get a hostile reception from flag-waving crowds.
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