Hamida had been exploiting herself in the peacebuilding field for 10 years when the war in Nagorno-Karabakh broke out. Now she is exploring journalism to pursue her passion for human rights. She cares about community action, social equity, refugees, and environmentalism. After living in 7 different countries, she has adopted a small puppy but still seems unlikely to settle down anytime soon.
For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.
The arrest came as Azerbaijan moves to introduce reforms to media regulation in the country that could put greater pressure on journalists.
MP Razi Nurullayev cast doubt on the existence of gender-based violence and warned that equality ‘must not be abused to spread immorality in society.’
Shells, war crimes, and a belated homecoming, for Ahmad Mukhtar, reporting on the second Nagorno-Karabakh war was a deeply personal affair.
In one complaint, a TV presenter stated that the police misidentified her as a person who had unlawfully left her home while ill with the virus.