Invitation to our Press Briefing
Ahead of Snap Elections, Azerbaijan’s Media Stifled by a Climate of Fear
on Friday, March 9th
from 11:30 – 12:30
at the Pressclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria
This press conference will discuss the situation with press freedom ahead of the snap presidential election in Azerbaijan, and developments with the Council of Europe, the EU, and the OSCE/ ODIHR.
The event is hosted by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and co-sponsored by Reporters Without Borders Austria (RSF) and the International Press Institute (IPI).
Rubina Moehring, Reporters Without Borders Austria, President
Barbara Trionfi, IPI Director
Emin Huseynov, IRFS Executive director
Mr. Emin Huseynov, Executive director
Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety
Mobile no. + 41 788 788 428
On 2 March 2005, after receiving a number of death threats, Monitor magazine editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov was gunned down in the stairwell of his apartment building in Baku, where he died on the scene. » » » »
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