Author Archive of Irfs

Anti-Corruption & Human Rights Statement #FreeMehman

In the observance of the International Anti-Corruption Day and International Human Rights Day, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) reaffirms its commitment to defending and promoting thesetwo of the most important pillars of a healthy and democratic society. Azerbaijan –a country recognised for its human rights abuses and widespread corruption –should be held accountable by UN and other international and regional bodies for

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La corruption répandue et les violations des droits de l’homme parmi les 10 raisons contre l’Exposition Universelle 2025 à Bakou

À la veille de l'Assemblée générale du Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), l'Institut pour la Liberté et la Sécurité des Journalistes (ILSJ) a organisé à Paris une conférence de sensibilisation sur la corruption et les violations des droits de l'homme en Azerbaïdjan, dans le contexte de la candidature du pays à l’organisation de l'Exposition Universelle 2025. (more…)

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Wide-spread corruption and rights abuses among 10 reasons against World Expo 2025 Baku

On the eve of the General Assembly of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE), Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) organised a conference in Paris to raise awareness on corruption and human rights abuses in Azerbaijan, in a context of the country’s bid host World Expo 2025. (more…)

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Conférence de presse: 10 raisons contre l’exposition universelle 2025 Bakou

Enveniment organisé par l’Institut pour la Liberté et la Sécurité des Journalistes Conférence de presse: 10 raisons contre l'exposition universelle 2025 Bakou Mardi, 20 Novembre, à 16h00 Salle de réunion de l’Institut de Recherche et d’Études Méditerranée et Moyen-Orient(iReMMO) 7, rue des Carmes, 75005 Paris (more…)

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Press Conference: 10 Reasons Against World Expo 2025 Baku

Event by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety Press Conference: 10 Reasons Against World Expo 2025 Baku Tuesday, 20 November, at 16.00 The Assembly Hall of the Institut de Recherche et d’Études Méditerranée et Moyen-Orient (iReMMO), 7 Carmes str. 75005 Paris (more…)

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End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Azerbaijan

INVITATION on roundtable discussion End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Azerbaijan A free media is an essential pillar for keeping governments accountable and citizens informed. That's why authoritarian regimes such as the one in Azerbaijan seek to intimidate, harass and silence the press by systematically targeting its journalists, kidnapping, arresting and even murdering them for their work. Lately, not only brave Azerbaijani journalists

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Shrinking space for Civil Society and the persecution of Human Rights Activists

INVITATION TO A SIDE EVENT at PACE autumn session in Strasbourg, 8 October 2018 Shrinking space for Civil Society and Persecution of Human Rights Activists On Monday, October 8th, 13:00 to 14:00, Room 10 in Palais de l’Europe, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety invites you to a side event, sponsored by Ms. Olena Sotnyk, (Ukraine, ALDE), Rapporteur on the restrictions of the NGO activities (PACE, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee),

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UPR outcome of Azerbaijan 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Thank you Mr Vice President, The adoption of Azerbaijan’s UPR takes place amidst an on-going, and widespread, assault on the right to freedom of expression and other fundamental rights in the country. (more…)

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Journalists celebrate the Day of Solidarity of Journalists

Baku / 08.09.18 / Turan NEWS AGENCY On the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists public figures gathered at the grave of Firangiz Huseynova, the mother of the executive director of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS)s Emin Huseynov, who lives in political emigration and the chairman of the organization, blogger Mehman Huseynov, who was arrested last year. (more…)

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Мехман Гусейнов Суд не освободил Мехмана Гусейнова по УДО

Баку/24.08.18/Turan: Гарадагский районный суд Баку сегодня на выездном заседании в колонии номер 14 рассмотрел обращение известного блогера Мехмана Гусейнова об условно-досрочном освобождении в связи с отбытием более половины срока наказания. Суд не удовлетворил

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