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Talysh blogger ‘illegally moved’ from pre-trial detention

Aslan Gurbanov is currently appealing his conviction for ‘inciting national hatred’ and carrying out anti-government propaganda.

Talysh blogger ‘illegally moved’ from pre-trial detention

Aslan Gurbanov is currently appealing his conviction for ‘inciting national hatred’ and carrying out anti-government propaganda.

Georgian TV crew attacked near Davit Gareja

The TV crew from Mtavari were accosted by a group of unknown men, several wearing Orthodox priest’s attire.

Georgian TV crew attacked near Davit Gareja

The TV crew from Mtavari were accosted by a group of unknown men, several wearing Orthodox priest’s attire.

Armenian minister punches journalist

Footage from a cafe in Yerevan shows Minister of High Tech Industry, Hakob Arshakyan, attacking journalist Paylak Fahradyan.

Armenian minister punches journalist

Footage from a cafe in Yerevan shows Minister of High Tech Industry, Hakob Arshakyan, attacking journalist Paylak Fahradyan.

Azerbaijani blogger stabbed in France after sister blackmailed with ‘intimate video’

French police allegedly warned Mirzali of a potential attack in advance. 

Azerbaijani blogger stabbed in France after sister blackmailed with ‘intimate video’

French police allegedly warned Mirzali of a potential attack in advance. 

Georgian authorities: There will be ‘no storming’ of TV office

Media advocates sound alarms after prosecutors were given permission to obtain drive holding Ivanishvili-Gharibashvili recordings.  

Georgian authorities: There will be ‘no storming’ of TV office

Media advocates sound alarms after prosecutors were given permission to obtain drive holding Ivanishvili-Gharibashvili recordings.  

Ex-head of Azerbaijan’s state media fund arrested ahead of controversial reforms 

The arrest came as Azerbaijan moves to introduce reforms to media regulation in the country that could put greater pressure on journalists.

Ex-head of Azerbaijan’s state media fund arrested ahead of controversial reforms 

The arrest came as Azerbaijan moves to introduce reforms to media regulation in the country that could put greater pressure on journalists.

The never-ending lockdown for Radio Marneuli

Radio Marneuli has long complained of being ignored by the authorities; during the lockdown, this has created a dangerous information vacuum.

The never-ending lockdown for Radio Marneuli

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Radio Marneuli has long complained of being ignored by the authorities; during the lockdown, this has created a dangerous information vacuum.

Journalists demand resignation of Press Council head on Azerbaijan’s National Press Day

Around a dozen journalists marched in front of the Press Council building in Baku demanding the resignation of the Council’s head, Aflatun Amashov.

Journalists demand resignation of Press Council head on Azerbaijan’s National Press Day

Around a dozen journalists marched in front of the Press Council building in Baku demanding the resignation of the Council’s head, Aflatun Amashov.

Opinion | You can’t counter disinformation without strong media

We’re stuck in a vicious circle of democracy degradation — and the role of the media in solving this tangle is often misunderstood.

Opinion | You can’t counter disinformation without strong media

By Dominik K Cagara

We’re stuck in a vicious circle of democracy degradation — and the role of the media in solving this tangle is often misunderstood.

Watchdogs fear new communications bill puts Georgian media freedom at risk

The state’s communications regulator has demanded a mandate to appoint ‘special managers’ to telecoms operators. 

Watchdogs fear new communications bill puts Georgian media freedom at risk

The state’s communications regulator has demanded a mandate to appoint ‘special managers’ to telecoms operators. 

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