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There is a simple but fundamental skills gap that is not being addressed.
Participants hope to boost political involvement and awareness.
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.
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.
7 Jul 15
Focus on “hostile” Armenian reports and “biased” Western media.
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.
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