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39 leaders, groups named as Predators of Freedom of Information in 2013 On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders is releasing an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information ­– presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers. Powerful, dangerous and violent, these predators consider themselves above the law. “ These predators of freedom of information are responsible for the worst abuses against the news media and journalists, ” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said

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Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) invite you

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight on

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are “Enemies of the Internet” and “under surveillance,” updates the report

Journalist’s relatives beaten, home attacked with excavator — RSF

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - The severe beating of members of journalist Idrak Abbasov 's family and the partial destruction of their home in a Baku

Azerbaijan – Embassy cable confirmed government harassment of RFE/RL — Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Cable 09BAKU6 A classified cable to the US State Department from the US chargé d'affaires in Baku, Donald Lu, on 6

Azerbaijan – Stepping up harassment of media, Nakhchivan expels reporter

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Yafez Hasanov was abducted on 31 August by three unidentified men who drove him to the Iranian border and told him to

Attacks on the Press 2010: Azerbaijan

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) -

Top Developments
• European Court orders release of Eynulla Fatullayev; government still jails editor.
• News sites report periodic blocking, typically


Azerbaijan – Obama urged to press Aliyev for release of journalist and two bloggers

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders wrote to US President Barack Obama asking him to request the release of journalist Eynulla Fatullayev and bloggers


Rights Groups Address Freedom of Expression Concerns in Azerbaijan

Freedom House: Freedom House today joins ten organizations from the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan on a three-day mission to Baku, Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan court rejects dissident blogger’s appeal

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A dissident blogger will remain in jail after an Azerbaijani rejected an appeal for early release, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani

Azerbaijan: Clinton hopes dissident bloggers will be released ‘very soon’

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Following up on her well-received speech to the Community of Democracies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has used

Russia “in the vanguard” of region’s anti-democratic backlash

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Continuing democratic regression in the non-Baltic former Soviet Union presents a serious challenge to policymakers, according to an

Call for Hillary Clinton to raise case of Azerbaijani bloggers

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The relatives and supporters of two imprisoned bloggers are asking US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to raise

NGOs petition to end torture in Azerbaijan

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Azerbaijani civil society groups are urging international support for an investigation into torture cases in Azerbaijan, RFE/RL reports.

Dissident editor freed; other journalists and bloggers remain behind bars

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: An Azerbaijani editor imprisoned for his critical journalism was released on 18 March after serving more than half of a four-year term,

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