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Preliminary results show almost no change in Azerbaijan parliament

Journalists and local observers published footage of dozens of violations during the poll and many reported being attacked.

Preliminary results show almost no change in Azerbaijan parliament

Journalists and local observers published footage of dozens of violations during the poll and many reported being attacked.

Journalists and observers ‘attacked’ in Azerbaijani parliament elections

There have been widespread reports of other serious violations including ballot-box stuffing and carousel voting.

Journalists and observers ‘attacked’ in Azerbaijani parliament elections

There have been widespread reports of other serious violations including ballot-box stuffing and carousel voting.

Russian journalists demand release of Daghestani colleague Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev

Over a dozen prominent Russian journalists appealed for the release of the Chernovik journalist prompting single-person pickets in Moscow.

Russian journalists demand release of Daghestani colleague Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev

Over a dozen prominent Russian journalists appealed for the release of the Chernovik journalist prompting single-person pickets in Moscow.

Journalists from Adjara’s public broadcaster protest ‘interference’ from new director

Journalists claimed their editorial independence is under threat.

Journalists from Adjara’s public broadcaster protest ‘interference’ from new director

Journalists claimed their editorial independence is under threat.

Georgia’s Rustavi 2 TV shares partially frozen after founders file lawsuit

Tbilisi City Court froze 60% of the disputed channel’s shares after two of the founders demanded they be given back ownership.

Georgia’s Rustavi 2 TV shares partially frozen after founders file lawsuit

Tbilisi City Court froze 60% of the disputed channel’s shares after two of the founders demanded they be given back ownership.

Rustavi 2 fires head of news and says more journalists to be let go

Nodar Meladze, and four prominent journalists at the channel will be dismissed.

Rustavi 2 fires head of news and says more journalists to be let go

Nodar Meladze, and four prominent journalists at the channel will be dismissed.

Journalist detained in Baku on National Press Day 

A gathering of around 10 journalists near the Press Council protesting the arrest of Azerbaijani journalists was forcibly dispersed by police. 

Journalist detained in Baku on National Press Day 

A gathering of around 10 journalists near the Press Council protesting the arrest of Azerbaijani journalists was forcibly dispersed by police. 

RFE/RL journalist denied entry to Georgia

Aslanbek Dadayev from RFE/RL’s Chechen-language service had worked on stories in Georgia about Pankisi and Malkhaz Machalikashvili.

RFE/RL journalist denied entry to Georgia

Aslanbek Dadayev from RFE/RL’s Chechen-language service had worked on stories in Georgia about Pankisi and Malkhaz Machalikashvili.

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.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

By Philippe Dam

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

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