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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2006

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Media Watchdogs are Concerned

The international media watchdog organizations are concerned about the media situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Reporters Without Borders says that the measures taken by Azeri authorities show that they are taking a harder line towards the independent media despite the appeals from press freedom organizations, the European Union, the OSCE and the United States. The Committee to Protect Journalists state that they view the closure of ANS and the eviction of opposition news outlets as a clear assault on the independent media.  28 Nov 2006 »

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Statement of IRFS

StOn the 27-th of November, the national organization - the Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety - released a statement, condemning the closure of ANS and the illegal and aggressive eviction of all organizations from the Azadlig Newspaper´s building. IRFS believes that this is by far the cruelest step that Azerbaijan´s government has taken in its attempt to strangle off the independent press.  The article contains the full text of the statement. 28 Nov 2006 »

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Azerbaijan: Attacks on Media Hurt Conflict Resolution

The International Crisis Group published a new media release "Azerbaijan: Attacks on Media Hurt Conflict Resolution ". The release supposes that the obvious deterioration of the media freedom and human rights impacts the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem in a negative way. See the article with the text of the media release. 28 Nov 2006 »

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Azerbaijan: Authorities silence outspoken media

On the 27-th of November, Baku-based analyst of the International Crisis Group, Vugar Gojayev, released the article "Azerbaijan: Authorities silence outspoken media". The author analyzes the current pressure on media, referring to the most recent facts of attacks on mass media. The full text of the article is given below. 28 Nov 2006 »

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Hunger Strike for Education Rights

The students of the Independent Republic of Azerbaijan University continue the hunger strike since the 21-st of November. The protest is held for restoration of the students’ rights for education. Despite of the numerous calls of the respectful people to stop the action, the students insist on the their struggle until the victory. The health state of several students has already been significantly worsened. 28 Nov 2006 »

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