Daily Archives: Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) honours the role of the free press and pays special tribute to those men and women in Azerbaijan who have sacrificed their lives, freedom or personal well being in pursuit of truth, humanity and justice. “Brutal regime in Baku is determined to stifle freedom of expression of Azerbaijani citizens by closing down critical media, blocking websites, abducting,
Joint Statement As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the globe on May 3, we, the undersigned organizations, cannot forget the untenable price journalists pay for government criticism in Azerbaijan. The case of Mehman Huseynov is emblematic. Huseynov is a popular journalist and blogger in Azerbaijan who is known for his hard-hitting exposés of alleged corruption by senior Azerbaijani officials. In March 2017, a Baku court sentenced him