Anti-terror police raids offices of the anti-government newsweekly Nokta, detains its managing editor. [more]
Journalist and historian Vicken Cheterian wrote a book which assesses the effects of Armenian genocide on global politics, academic research, Kurdish question, Turkish and Armenian societies during the process that has been going on for 100 years. Focusing mainly on the post genocide period, "Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide" considers Hrant Dink’s assassination as a milestone. [more]
On September 1, Baku court sentenced journalist Khadija Ismaylova to 7 and a half years in prison. Human rights organizations have called the verdict a revenge for anti-corruption investigations of the president while Azerbaijani authorities called such statements at attempt of foreign interference in the affairs of the state. [more]
Turkish media is facing the greatest wave of danger in the nation’s history of journalism. [more]
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"It was funny to face the charges of tax evasion while I was the one who revealed how the president's family was stealing the people's money and transferring it to offshore," said Khadija Ismaylova in the final speech at the trial on August 31. [more]
The pressure of the international community and human rights organizations did not affect the Azerbaijani authorities. It still has imprisoned two human rights defenders for almost ten years – Leyla and Arif Yunus, and investigative journalist, Khadija Ismailova who faces 9-12 years in jail. [more]
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