Azerbaijan – Nine NGOs issue joint statement on deterioration of freedom of expression ahead of elections

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Reporters Without Borders Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan conducted a three-day freedom of expression mission to Azerbaijan from 7-9 September, during which they met with journalists and other media workers, civil society activists, and government officials, and collected testimonies of violations of freedom of expression. The participating organisations were: ARTICLE 19, Freedom House, Index on Censorship, International Federation of Journalists, Media Diversity Institute, Open Society Foundations, Press Now, Reporters Without Borders and World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers. PRELIMINARY FINDINGS In Azerbaijan, journalists, bloggers and activists face serious and widespread systemic challenges and are forced to carry out their work in a climate of endemic impunity and under persistent pressure from the authorities

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Nine NGOs issue joint statement on deterioration of freedom of expression ahead of elections

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