Tag archive of #internet

Government Websites Go Offline

February 22, 2016 On 11.20am on February 22, all Azerbaijani government websites with “.gov.az” and “. (more…)

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Prosecutor General’s Office Issues Warning to Directors of Websites

     The Editor-in-Chief of Qaynar.info, Zahir Azamat, was called to the Prosecutor General’s Office, where he was met by the First Deputy Prosecutor General Rustam Usubov. The reason for the summons was the website’s coverage of the protests held in various regions of Azerbaijan.   Zahir Azamat received a letter from the Prosecutor General’s Office on January 28, stating: “The Azerbaijani Press Council

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Presidential Aide Hints At Internet Restrictions

     Ali Hasanov, the President’s Aide on sociopolitical affairs, has stated that new restrictive measures may be imposed on Internet activity, which he said were ‘justified by rumors spread by the online media about the actions in the regions.’   “Online media in Azerbaijan spreads rumors, non-objective and even provocative materials on every little issue, from the incidents occurring in the conflict zone to any local

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MP Proposes Determination of Legal Status of Online Media

 MP and Press Council chairman Aflatun Amashov has stressed the importance of determining the legal status of online media.   According to Amashov, all national legislative documents should designate the internet media as a kind of mass media.   "In addition to traditional media outlets, the notion of mass media activity should also include the activity of internet media resources such as news websites, internet televisions, internet

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Access to the website blocked

The news website islamazeri.az has been blocked from inside Azerbaijan since November 25. The website administrators claim that the national internet providers have blocked the website. They advised users to access the website using free software such as Tor or Zenmate. (more…)

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Mysterious Internet blackout in Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies said in a statement that the problem was caused by a fire on one of the main cables at the data center of Delta Telecom Company. The Ministry of Emergency Situations fire service was involved in extinguishing the fire, and the incident is being investigated by law enforcement agencies.   The 6-hour internet outage affected organizations, banks, public and private sector entities, as

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