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Opinion | What’s the point of Azerbaijan’s National Press Day?

When it comes to press freedoms, there’s not much to celebrate, argues Catherine Pilishvili from Human Rights Watch.

Opinion | What’s the point of Azerbaijan’s National Press Day?

By Catherine Pilishvili

When it comes to press freedoms, there’s not much to celebrate, argues Catherine Pilishvili from Human Rights Watch.

Mass hunger strikes in Azerbaijan against ‘political prosecutions’

Activists say around 20 people in prison and on the outside are on hunger strike, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Mass hunger strikes in Azerbaijan against ‘political prosecutions’

Activists say around 20 people in prison and on the outside are on hunger strike, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Georgian authorities ‘investigating’ media giant Palitra

The prosecutor’s office has demanded four years worth of records from Palitra Media, the owners of Palitra News, IneterPressNews, Kviris Palitra.

Georgian authorities ‘investigating’ media giant Palitra

The prosecutor’s office has demanded four years worth of records from Palitra Media, the owners of Palitra News, IneterPressNews, Kviris Palitra.

Trial begins of Chechen rights activist Oyub Titiyev

The head of Memorial in Chechnya has been in custody since January on drugs charges.

Trial begins of Chechen rights activist Oyub Titiyev

The head of Memorial in Chechnya has been in custody since January on drugs charges.

The Caucasus in Human Rights Watch’s 2018 report

Georgia’s drug policy, Armenian elections, the persecution of queer people in Chechnya and Azerbaijan all criticised in HRW’s annual report.

The Caucasus in Human Rights Watch’s 2018 report

Georgia’s drug policy, Armenian elections, the persecution of queer people in Chechnya and Azerbaijan all criticised in HRW’s annual report.

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