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With a large grey economy and poorly observed labour laws, Azerbaijanis who lose their jobs have little support.
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.
23 Sep 15
Investigators say they're questioning witnesses for a separate criminal investigation, but presidential advisor confirms detentions are warning to journalists.
2 Sep 15
As Khadija Ismayil is given a seven-and-a-half year jail term, she tells judges that witnesses were pressured and testimony based on coercion and forgery.
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.
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