SING FOR DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN IN EUROPEAN MEDIA

March 13th, 2012
From March 7th to 15th,  Sing for Democracy campaign coordinator Rasul Jafarov met with journalists, human rights defenders, politicians and experts in Germany and Austria to discuss the human rights situation in Azerbaijan.

The main purpose of his visit was to discuss mechanisms for the promotion of human rights before, during, and after the 2012 Eurovision song contest.

On March 9th, the German branch of Reporters without Borders organized a joint press conference for Jafarov and German ombudsman Markus Löning. Journalists from news sources supported by the Azerbaijani state such as Azertaj, Trend.az, Day.az also attended the conference.

On March 12th, Jafarov, together with Austrian politicians Ulrike Lunacek and Marko Schröder, met with Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Austria, Galib Israfilov.

Links to reporting by German media on Eurovision and Azerbaijan can be found below:

 

http://www.dradio.de/aodflash/player.php?station=3&broadcast=348687&playtime=1331564956&fileid=4b68ab4b&/

 

http://taz.de/European-Song-Contest-in-Aserbaidschan/!89427/

 

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/E5238M/512640/Guter-Ueberblick.html

 

http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Die-Regierung-ist-wirklich-wuetend-article5717391.html

 

http://www.derwesten.de/nachrichten/journalisten-kritisieren-verletzung-der-pressefreiheit-in-baku-id6445349.html