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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.
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.
10 May 15
One arrested, two jailed, one ordered to stay in detention after more than a year without trial.
1 May 15
As World Press Freedom Day approaches, leading Azerbaijani journalists are in prison and independent media outlets are out of action, or heading that way.
1 May 15
Experts say campaign continues, but needs to evolve.
30 Apr 15
“We live in a constant state of alarm. We’re afraid a new war is going to start.”
24 Apr 15
As the European Games approach, the government tries to accentuate the positive and silence critics.
23 Apr 15
“Arrests can take away our freedom, but not our desire to be free” - human rights defender Intiqam Aliyev
9 Apr 15
President holds talks in Brussels instead of joining a meeting with Russian, Kazak and Belarussian counterparts.
3 Apr 15
Splashing out cash on first-of-its-kind sporting event seen as a valuable PR exercise by Azerbaijan’s leaders.
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