Top official: Azerbaijan’s law ensures everyone’s right to freely receive, spread information

May 31, 2016/ By Azernews Provision of freedom of thought, speech and press in Azerbaijan has always been in the focus of attention of the state. Azerbaijan’s media palette has been fully formed. Ali Hasanov, the assistant to the Azerbaijani President for Public and Political Affairs, Head of the Department for Socio-Political Affairs of the…

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Stopping the deterioration of press freedom

4 January 2014 / By Nils Muižnieks New Europe Online While thugs threaten journalists safety, courtrooms are used to muzzle them My Office received an email from prominent Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova. She pleaded for the case of a fellow Azerbaijani journalist sentenced to eight years in prison on trumped up charges. A few hours later,…