Javid is an Ankara-based writer and social media observer focusing on Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose writing has been featured across the web including on the BBC. He is the founder of Susma, a platform for survivors of domestic abuse to share their stories.
From boredom and camaraderie to confrontations with carousel voters, this was my experience as an observer in Azerbaijan’s recent election.
The recent domestic violence scandal involving the Popular Front Party has revealed a dark side of Azerbaijan’s opposition.
Music has for centuries brought Armenians and Azerbaijanis together in a way that may once again offer us a way forward.
In Azerbaijan, as in Armenia, remembrance of the victims of past atrocities often takes on a one-sided nature.