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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.
29 Jun 15
Rather than refute human rights criticisms point by point, the government says Armenia is worse.
22 Jun 15
OSCE politician says it’s a “sad day” when a civil society leader is forced out by his government.
15 Jun 15
Hosting image-boosting European Games while shutting down human rights criticism hasn't worked, if the aim was positive headlines.
5 Jun 15
Traffic and other restrictions seen as excessive.
29 May 15
Instead of freeing prisoners as usual on a national holiday, the authorities continue putting their opponents behind bars.
22 May 15
Officials blame plastic cladding used to dress up buildings as Baku prepares for summer sports event.
20 May 15
Domestic politics go largely ignored as international community says it doesn't recognise the state so can't recognise its elections.
18 May 15
Registration system for people living abroad seen as Big Brother move.
11 May 15
Cross-border railway could tie region into trade with Europe, but there's been little discussion of it locally.
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