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Azerbaijan: freedom of speech under pressure


Human rights defender Layla Yunus, who was arrested herself, illustrates the current and critical state of press freedom in Azerbaijan.

The myth of internet freedom in Azerbaijan


Although the internet is supposedly the only remaining platform for dissent in Azerbaijan, more than 30 online activists were criminally prosecuted or intimidated by the authorities, between July 2014 and November 2015.  

Tulip in Azerbaijan?


Emin Milli, 'Azeri rebel with a cause', is nominated for the Human Rights Tulip.  Voting for candidates is open! 

Journalist Rasim Aliyev is vermoord

The cycle of violence against journalists in Azerbaijan needs to end


Journalist Rasim Aliyev is murdered; human rights violations increase in the wake of the European Games and the run-up to the parliamentary elections

Government of Azerbaijan: All Mobile Phones Must Be Registered


Just before the new year the government of Azerbaijan approved a new regulation according to which all mobile phones and other mobile devices in the country must be registered.

Protest action against the abduction and detention of Afgan Mukhtarli in Tbilisi. Photo by JAMnews.

Exiled journalist Afgan Mukhtarli abducted in Georgia


Free Press Unlimited condemns the abduction and disappearance of exiled journalist Afgan Mukhtarli.

Preventing clashes with balanced journalism in the South Caucasus

Armenian media suffer financial difficulties and are often controlled by political parties or businesses that promotes owners interests.


Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison


After 537 days in prison, the Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova was released on probation on the 25th of May.

Khadija Ismayilova

Award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was jailed at a closed trial


Free Press Unlimited is deeply saddened and concerned about Khadija Ismayilova's 7.5 years sentence in Azerbaijan earlier this week, though this is not coming unexpected. The Azeribaijani government's crackdown on independent journalism and... Read more

Be daring and move!


‘Be daring and move!’ That’s what Azerbaijani photographer Rena Effendi impresses on the young journalists taking part in the multimedia workshop in Georgia.