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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2008

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Coalition pledges for international radio stations in Azerbaijan

A coalition of 24 members of the Human Rights House Network, including three Human Rights Houses, have signed a letter to president Aliev in which they ask to review the decision to ban local language FM-broadcasts of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, BBC and Voice of America by the end of 2008. Banning the three stations from FM would severely deteriorate the Azerbaijani media landscape, they say. 04 Dec 2008 »

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OSCE: No Pluralism in Azerbaijan

On 24 September OSCE presented a report on the press situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan during the pre-election period. The report notes that there is no pluralism and no differences in terms of ideological angle or political ideas in the Azeri press. 27 Sep 2008 »

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Pre- election situation monitored by PACE

On 18 September the Council of Europe (PACE) Pre-election Evaluation Mission conducted a press conference in the office of Council of Europe in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Head of the Mission Andreas Herkel (right) and mission members revealed a statement about the results of their visit to Republic of Azerbaijan.     22 Sep 2008 »

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Special press vests for media representatives

On 18 September in the Republic of Azerbaijan Press Council’s office a ceremony was conducted to distribute special vests (illustrated right) designated for media representative covering mass actions to distinguish them from action participants.  OSCE and IRFS have distributed the press vests to the journalists as well.        20 Sep 2008 »

Image: No election climate in Azerbaijan

No election climate in Azerbaijan

The "Election 2008" NGO Coalition conducted a seminar on the theme "Public Oversight Mechanisms in Free and Fair Elections: abilities, opportunities and problems". According to director of “Inam” Pluralism Center, Vahid Gazi (right), the role and influence of mass media during election is weak.       18 Sep 2008 »

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