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AzerbaijanJournalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.
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.
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
21 Jan 15
Jailed reporter Seymur Hezi realises he is in the same Azerbaijani prison as top female journalist Khadija Ismayil.
16 Jan 15
Attack on Radio Liberty is partly about silencing free media, but also reflects new anti-Western mood.
13 Jan 15
Political prisoner deemed “workshy” as pretext for turning down his application for release.
23 Dec 14
Changes to the law make it easier to get the courts to shut down inconvenient newpapers.
23 Dec 14
One politician wants the benefits system to be streamlined and better funded.
17 Dec 14
Khadija Ismayilova was arrested because of her determined pursuit of investigative journalism.
17 Dec 14
A political prisoner reflects on psychology and power relationships among his fellow inmates.
16 Dec 14
An Azerbaijani opposition figure reflects on the quality of state TV seen from inside a detention cell.
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