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Aygun Rashidova

Aygun is a freelance journalist publishing in Azerbaijani and regional media, including her current work as a multimedia producer at Voice of America. She has also worked on international documentary film festivals including CineDOC-Tbilisi and DokuBaku and is the founder of Sevil, an international women’s documentary film festival in Azerbaijan.

The rise of homophobic hate speech in Azerbaijan

As media provide a platform for politicians and celebrities to unleash barrages of homophobic statements, activists are fighting back.