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Ahmad Shahidov speaks about the role of free media in Europe’s security | OSCE Vienna Meeting

November 3rd, 2017

The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of The Role of the Free Media in the Comprehensive Approach to Security takes place in Vienna from 2 – 3 November 2017. The meeting is ...

“Google and Facebook have become more favorable for terrorism and separatism” – Ahmad Shahido ...

October 15th, 2017

Today the International Conference, organized by The Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers continued its work in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the importance of social media in the life of youth in the trainings in Ganja

July 25th, 2017

The opening ceremony of the project “School of Young Bloggers”, organised by the New Azerbaijan Party Ganja City Organization and the Reformist Youth Public Union, was held on July 24 with the support of the ...

“The Azerbaijani press is flexible and solid in national issues” – Ahmad Shahidov

July 22nd, 2017

Today, the National Press Day is celebrated in Azerbaijan. 142 years ago, the first press release by Hasan bey Zardabi – “Ekinchi” newspaper was published and the Azerbaijani press was established. More than a thousand ...

Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on media freedom at OSCE Meeting in Vienna

May 11th, 2017

“Fake news”, the dissemination of disinformation and propaganda through traditional and online media and the associated negative repercussions for the freedom of expression were the focus of the 14th South Caucasus Media Conference, which took ...

         

The arrested journalist is placed in a punishment cell

January 15th, 2015

An imprisoned employee of the newspaper “Azadlig” Seymour Hazy, accused of hooliganism,  wasplaced to a punishment ward, according to his lawyer Adil Ismailov. He said that on Jnaury 15 the father of the journalist took ...

Another Congressman Calls for Release of Khadija Ismayilova

January 14th, 2015

Member of the US House of Representatives, the head of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Dana Rohrabacher denounced the pressure on Radio Azadlig. In his statement, he said: “Azerbaijan is certainly a valuable ally ...

EU: Closing Radio Azadlig Contrary to International Obligations of Baku

January 6th, 2015

The European Union considers the closure of the office of radio Liberty (Azadlig) in Baku as a violation by Azerbaijan of its international obligations in the field of media freedom. The statement of the press ...

“Considerable tension directed towards Baku bureau of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty raises serious concerns” – AIDHR

December 29th, 2014

Officers of the Department has raided the head office of Baku bureau of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) located in Caspian Business Center in Yasamal district, Baku on December 26. According to head of ...

Khadija Ismailova is warned cautioned

December 17th, 2014

The arrested journalist Khadija Ismailova was warned by the management  of the Kurdakhani jail for her speech in  the media.  The tlk is about  the appeal of Ismaylova  named “New Year Congratulations” , according to ...

Representatives of the Red Cross visit Khadija Ismailova

December 9th, 2014

Lawyer Elton Guliyev visited  the arrested journalist Khadija Ismailova  in Baku jail N1,wrote on his  Facebook page a journalist Afgan Mukhtarly. According to him, the journalist felt cheerful and conveyed greetings to friends. She did ...

Ali Hasanov Denies Political Motives in Criminal Case against Ismayilova

December 8th, 2014

An employee of Radio Azadlig Khadija Ismayilova is a suspect in a specific crime and arrested by the court. The head of the socio-political department of the Presidential Administration, Ali Hasanov commented the arrest of ...

Wife of Avaz Zeynalli: he needs surgery

November 27th, 2014

After the statement made by Malahat Zeynalli, a wife of the convicted editor of “Khural” Avaz Zeynalli,  on the deterioration of his health,  the Chief Medical Department  of the Justice Ministry took the issue under ...

At Trial of S. Hazy Hearing Scheduled for December 14

November 20th, 2014

The Absheron District Court today continued preliminary hearing on the case of the journalist Seymour Hazy. At the previous meeting on November 11 the defense challenged the judge Shovket Najafova. But the challenge was rejected. ...

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Ahmad Shahidov speaks about the role of free media in Europe’s security | OSCE Vienna Meeting

November 3rd, 2017

The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of The Role of the Free Media in the Comprehensive Approach to Security takes place in Vienna from 2 – 3 November 2017. The meeting is ...

“Google and Facebook have become more favorable for terrorism and separatism” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the internet freedom at the OSCE Vienna Meeting

October 15th, 2017

Today the International Conference, organized by The Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers continued its work in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the importance of social media in the life of youth in the trainings in Ganja

July 25th, 2017

The opening ceremony of the project “School of Young Bloggers”, organised by the New Azerbaijan Party Ganja City Organization and the Reformist Youth Public Union, was held on July 24 with the support of the ...

“The Azerbaijani press is flexible and solid in national issues” – Ahmad Shahidov

July 22nd, 2017

Today, the National Press Day is celebrated in Azerbaijan. 142 years ago, the first press release by Hasan bey Zardabi – “Ekinchi” newspaper was published and the Azerbaijani press was established. More than a thousand ...

Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on media freedom at OSCE Meeting in Vienna

May 11th, 2017

“Fake news”, the dissemination of disinformation and propaganda through traditional and online media and the associated negative repercussions for the freedom of expression were the focus of the 14th South Caucasus Media Conference, which took ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the social media and state’s national interest in Ganja

February 15th, 2017

On February 14, “Social Media School”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, continued its work During his next meeting with youths, human ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke to youths in “Social Media School” in Ganja

February 13th, 2017

On February 13, the opening ceremony of “Social Media School”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, was held in Ganja. Chairman of ...

“German correspondent Chase Winter, who supports terror act in Istanbul, must be punished” – Ahmad Shahidov raised the issue at the OSCE

December 13th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Istanbul terror act in OSCE meeting on the topic of “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics” On December 13-14, OSCE Media Conference “Propaganda ...

“Europe’s leading media outlets apply double standards in relation to the conflicts” – Ahmad Shahidov made a speech in OSCE Vienna Meeting

October 28th, 2016

OSCE second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media with a Special Focus on Conflict Situations, Including Protection of Journalists and Reporting during Armed Conflict”, organized by ...

Ahmad Shahidov criticizes Freedom House at OSCE Freedom of media conference

February 12th, 2016

While commenting on propaganda for war, head of AIDHR touched upon the fact that some international organizations back separatism The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has conducted gathering on “Propaganda for war and ...

Ahmad Shahidov talks about freedom of media at OSCE Warsaw meeting

September 21st, 2015

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting to be organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has kicked off in Warsaw, Poland on September 21. The meeting attended by high raked officials, ministers, ...

UN four resolutions to be mentioned at OSCE conference, armenian journalists’ protested – VIDEO

June 16th, 2015

Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict has kicked off in Vienna, Austria on June 15. The conference has been ...

Head of AIDHR talks about double standards of the Europe media at the OSCE Conference on Media Freedom – VIDEO

June 15th, 2015

Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has conducted two days conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict in Vienne, Austria on June 15. The conference that ...

Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism to be discussed at OSCE Conference

June 11th, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of AIDHR will make a speech on Azerbaijani journalists’ safety, media freedom and pluralism at OSCE conference to be held in Vienna The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will conduct ...

Khadija Ismayilova Receives Her Family for First Time in Jail

March 25th, 2015

Imprisoned since December 5, 2014, the journalist Khadija Ismailova was allowed to meet with her family for the first time on March 24. Her sister and niece visited her In jail in Kurdakhani. “Yesterday Khadija ...

Head of Radio Liberty Condemned Continued Detention of Khadija Ismayilova

March 8th, 2015

One of the leaders of Radio Liberty Nenad Peic said the case against the radio station, as well as accusations of Khadija Ismailova have no reasons. “We have documents of government departments on the recognition ...

State of Azerbaijani mass media to be discussed at OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

February 23rd, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of AIDHR held a meeting with an official of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media On February 23 Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) visited OSCE ...

New charges against Khadija Ismayilova

February 13th, 2015

Arrested on 5 December last year, A journalist Khadija Ismailova, who was arrested on 5 December last year, now is facing new charges, according to the lawyer Fariz Namazly. According to him, Ismailov  is charged ...

The arrested journalist is placed in a punishment cell

January 15th, 2015

An imprisoned employee of the newspaper “Azadlig” Seymour Hazy, accused of hooliganism,  wasplaced to a punishment ward, according to his lawyer Adil Ismailov. He said that on Jnaury 15 the father of the journalist took ...

Another Congressman Calls for Release of Khadija Ismayilova

January 14th, 2015

Member of the US House of Representatives, the head of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Dana Rohrabacher denounced the pressure on Radio Azadlig. In his statement, he said: “Azerbaijan is certainly a valuable ally ...

EU: Closing Radio Azadlig Contrary to International Obligations of Baku

January 6th, 2015

The European Union considers the closure of the office of radio Liberty (Azadlig) in Baku as a violation by Azerbaijan of its international obligations in the field of media freedom. The statement of the press ...

“Considerable tension directed towards Baku bureau of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty raises serious concerns” – AIDHR

December 29th, 2014

Officers of the Department has raided the head office of Baku bureau of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) located in Caspian Business Center in Yasamal district, Baku on December 26. According to head of ...

Khadija Ismailova is warned cautioned

December 17th, 2014

The arrested journalist Khadija Ismailova was warned by the management  of the Kurdakhani jail for her speech in  the media.  The tlk is about  the appeal of Ismaylova  named “New Year Congratulations” , according to ...

Representatives of the Red Cross visit Khadija Ismailova

December 9th, 2014

Lawyer Elton Guliyev visited  the arrested journalist Khadija Ismailova  in Baku jail N1,wrote on his  Facebook page a journalist Afgan Mukhtarly. According to him, the journalist felt cheerful and conveyed greetings to friends. She did ...

Ali Hasanov Denies Political Motives in Criminal Case against Ismayilova

December 8th, 2014

An employee of Radio Azadlig Khadija Ismayilova is a suspect in a specific crime and arrested by the court. The head of the socio-political department of the Presidential Administration, Ali Hasanov commented the arrest of ...

Wife of Avaz Zeynalli: he needs surgery

November 27th, 2014

After the statement made by Malahat Zeynalli, a wife of the convicted editor of “Khural” Avaz Zeynalli,  on the deterioration of his health,  the Chief Medical Department  of the Justice Ministry took the issue under ...

At Trial of S. Hazy Hearing Scheduled for December 14

November 20th, 2014

The Absheron District Court today continued preliminary hearing on the case of the journalist Seymour Hazy. At the previous meeting on November 11 the defense challenged the judge Shovket Najafova. But the challenge was rejected. ...

Iran creates TV channel in the Azerbaijani language

October 17th, 2014

Principal agreement on the opening the Azerbaijani-speaking TV channel in Iran was obtained, stated the Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakayin in an interview with the online resource Jamejam. According to him, this decision demonstrates ...

Nasibov returned to Nakhchivan after a survey in Turkey

September 2nd, 2014

On the evening of 1 September, after a survey in Turkey, the human rights activist Ilgar Nasibov accompanied by his wife Malahat returned to Nakhchivan. The head of the Nakhchivan Resource Center for NGO Development ...

Nasibov went to Turkey for treatment

August 30th, 2014

Seriously injured as a result of the brutal attack, the Nakhchivan activist Ilgar Nasibov left on Saturday for medical treatment in Turkey. At about 15:00 Nasibov and Malahat Nasibova crossed the Nakhchivan-Turkey border, where they ...

The public interest should not violate the freedom of expression – expert

August 30th, 2014

The escalation of tension on the front at the beginning of August showed a lack of willingness of many Azerbaijani media to work in an emergency. This is especially evident in the dissemination of information ...

Police detains a leading columnist of “Azadlig”

August 29th, 2014

On August 29 afternoon, police detained Seymur Hazi, one of the leading columnists of the newspaper “Azadlig”. “When he left the house and was going to work, he was stopped by police and taken to ...

Lawsuit on beating I. Nasibov never filed

August 26th, 2014

So far, no criminal investigation has been commenced into the brutal beating of the human rights activist Ilgar Nasibov in Nakhchivan on August 21. “The Nakhchivan Police Department continues administrative investigation,” said the wife of ...

Christophe Deloire: International community must to react so that bloody violence

August 25th, 2014

Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that Ilgar Nasibov, a journalist and human rights defender, was beaten unconscious yesterday in Nakhchivan, the capital of an autonomous western exclave of Azerbaijan. His wife, fellow ...

IREX refutes fudge and biased media

August 5th, 2014

Azerbaijani representation of the American NGO IREX expressed relation to a number of media reports about this structure. The report IREX confirmed that on July 31, were arrested bank accounts of this organization. IREX regrets ...

“Azadlig” newspaper suspends issue

August 1st, 2014

On July 31 the leading opposition newspaper of the country, “Azadlig”, stopped the issue. According to the first deputy editor , Rahim Hajiyev, publishing house “Azerbaijan” refused to print the newspaper requiring repay of more ...

AIDHR: “Unequal Treatment towards mass media representatives is experienced”

July 22nd, 2014

National press and journalism day is celebrated in Azerbaijan on July 22. This day is associated with “Akinchi” newspaper whose first publication was released in 1875 on July 22. On the occasion of national press ...

Journalists are awarded the prize named after Zardabi

July 21st, 2014

On the occasion of 139 anniversary of the Azerbaijani press, which is celebrated annually on 22 July, the Union of Journalists of Azerbaijan, eight journalists were awarded diplomas named Hasan bey Zardabi for their contribution ...

MNB and the Prosecution disclose cards in Rauf Mirkadirov case

July 17th, 2014

The Ministry of National Security and the General Prosecutor’s Office issued a joint statement on the case of Rauf Mirkadirov. This statement appeared on the site of the prosecutor office morning of July 17. However, ...

The investigation proposes to extend the arrest of Rauf Mirkadirov for another three months

July 15th, 2014

Today at 16.00 the Nasimi District Court held the consideration of the General Prosecutor’s Office on the extension of the security measure – arrest of the journalist Rauf Mirkadirov for another three months. Mirkadirov’s lawyer ...

Parviz Hashimli’s appeal is postponed

July 14th, 2014

An appeal was made to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Baku Court of Appeal dated July 7 in the case of journalist Parviz Hashimli, Turan was told by the lawyer Bahruz Bayramov. ...

R.Mirkadyrov gives testimonies and denies the allegations

July 12th, 2014

On July 11 a journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, accused of high treason, for the first time since his arrest on April 19 testified investigation. From 11:00 to 18:00 with participation of his lawyers, he gave detailed ...

Statement by Rauf Mirkadyrov

July 4th, 2014

Contained in jail of MNS, the journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov through his lawyer issued a statement in connection with the failure to provide him the opportunity to take part in the ceremony of “40-day mourning” of ...

The Committee called on the OSCE PA OSCE member states to protect journalists

July 1st, 2014

The OSCE PA Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at a meeting in Baku on July 1 adopted a resolution “Democratic control of public and private sectors of security,” a draft of which ...

RWB condems decision of azerbaijan’s supreme court about Hilal Mammadov

June 28th, 2014

Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by Azerbaijan’s supreme court to confirm well-known newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov’s five-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges of drug trafficking, inciting hate, and high treason. Mammadov’s lawyer had asked ...

Rauf Mirkadyrov wants to participate in the funeral of his father

June 25th, 2014

Lawyers of the journalist Rauf Mirkadirov today appealed to the General Prosecutor’s Office with request to allow him to attend the funeral ceremony to mark the 40th day since the death of his father, which ...

Parviz Hashimli imprisoned in solitary confinement

June 24th, 2014

Contained in a Baku prison, the journalist Parviz Hashimli has been imprisoned in solitary confinement, said his lawyer Elchin Sadigov. The reason for this punishment was Hashimli’s press interview, the lawyer said, noting that the ...

Popular singer wants to arrest journalists for the word “drug addicted”

June 19th, 2014

Singer Matanat Iskenderli sued the site Aznevs.az, demanding financial compensation of 5.000 manat. The lawsuit was filed against the site editor and correspondent Elchin Zaidoglu and a correspondent Intigam Valehoglu. According to Turan editor, the ...

Journalist Arshad Ibrahimov is arrested in the city of Ganja

June 18th, 2014

Today Nizami district Court of Ganja ordered the arrest of journalist Arshad Ibrahimov, who is currently working with the sites and Moderator.az Avropa.info. According to the uncle of the arrested journalist, the reason for the ...

R.Mirkadyrov’s lawyers will appeal to the Strasbourg Court

June 17th, 2014

Appeal of Rauf Mirkadirov, a columnist of “Mirror” newspaper, was considered in the Baku Court of Appeal on 17 June, chaired by the judge Jamal Ramazanov. Complaint was filed against the decision of the Nasimi ...

R.Mirkadyrov: prosecutors and court cause damage to the interests of Azerbaijan

June 10th, 2014

On June 10 a lawyer Elmar Suleymanov visited in jail of the MNS a journalist Rauf Mirkadirov. The journalist complained about the conditions of detention and health problems. However, he was outraged by yesterday’s  court ...

Six constitutional norms are violated in the case of Mirkadirov

June 9th, 2014

Trial in the case  of a journalist Rauf Mirkadirov  held  today in Nasimi Court  completed   in other offenses, said  a lawyer Elmar Suleymanov protecting the rights of a columnist of “Mirror”  Mirkadirov arrested on charges ...

AIDHR Statement: “Investigation on Farahim Ilgaroglu’s case does not fulfill expectations”

June 6th, 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights informed its European colleagues on the case As for information, Farahim Ilgaroglu Gasimov, correspondent of daily “Yeni Musavat” was assaulted and beaten by an unknown man or men ...

Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

June 3rd, 2014

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council’s members, in alphabetical order. ...

Elchin Shikhli: I like to be independent

June 3rd, 2014

“I have already talked a lot about the reasons for the closure of the newspaper. I say again that currently it is difficult  financially to  support  the independence of  the  newspaper. There is another point. ...

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