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#Azerbaijan’s Media Crackdown

AbzasMedia to continue from exile despite imprisonment of management team

On Thursday, Abzas named veteran Azerbaijani journalist Leyla Mustafayeva as their new editor-in-chief.

AbzasMedia to continue from exile despite imprisonment of management team

On Thursday, Abzas named veteran Azerbaijani journalist Leyla Mustafayeva as their new editor-in-chief.

Azerbaijan detains 10th media worker ahead of elections

Shahin Rzayev is the latest journalist to be detained in Azerbaijan’s ongoing media crackdown.

Azerbaijan detains 10th media worker ahead of elections

Shahin Rzayev is the latest journalist to be detained in Azerbaijan’s ongoing media crackdown.

Azerbaijan arrests ninth media worker in ongoing crackdown

Another journalist associated with AbzasMedia has been arrested on charges of smuggling foreign currency. 

Azerbaijan arrests ninth media worker in ongoing crackdown

Another journalist associated with AbzasMedia has been arrested on charges of smuggling foreign currency. 

Families of imprisoned AbzasMedia journalists face account freezes and benefits cuts 

Relatives of imprisoned AbzasMedia staff accused the government of freezing their accounts and cutting their access to benefits.

Families of imprisoned AbzasMedia journalists face account freezes and benefits cuts 

Relatives of imprisoned AbzasMedia staff accused the government of freezing their accounts and cutting their access to benefits.

Azerbaijan’s main opposition parties boycott the presidential elections

Musavat and the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party vowed to boycott the elections citing repression in the country.

Azerbaijan’s main opposition parties boycott the presidential elections

Musavat and the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party vowed to boycott the elections citing repression in the country.

Azerbaijan detains seventh journalist in ongoing media crackdown

Hafiz Babali, a journalist associated with AbzasMedia, was detained on Wednesday.

Azerbaijan detains seventh journalist in ongoing media crackdown

Hafiz Babali, a journalist associated with AbzasMedia, was detained on Wednesday.

Azerbaijan detains director of third media outlet

Kanal 11 founder Teymur Karimov was charged with extortion.

Azerbaijan detains director of third media outlet

Kanal 11 founder Teymur Karimov was charged with extortion.

Kanal 13 anchor imprisoned by Baku court for ‘disobeying police’

Rufat Muradli has been sentenced to 30 days of administrative arrest, a week after the channel’s founder was arrested.

Kanal 13 anchor imprisoned by Baku court for ‘disobeying police’

Rufat Muradli has been sentenced to 30 days of administrative arrest, a week after the channel’s founder was arrested.

Podcast | Azerbaijan cracks down on the media

Islam Shikhali, Anar Mammadli, and Bahruz Samadov talk about the crackdown on AbzasMedia.

Podcast | Azerbaijan cracks down on the media

Islam Shikhali, Anar Mammadli, and Bahruz Samadov talk about the crackdown on AbzasMedia.

Azerbaijan detains fourth AbzasMedia employee in ongoing crackdown

Nargiz Absalamova is the fourth Azerbaijani journalist to be detained in the last ten days. 

Azerbaijan detains fourth AbzasMedia employee in ongoing crackdown

Nargiz Absalamova is the fourth Azerbaijani journalist to be detained in the last ten days.