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Azerbaijani

Language category archive · 44 posts


Latest stories about Azerbaijani

20 July 2012

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Azerbaijan: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center On Fire

Reports have come in that the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, is on fire. The building was opened in May 2012 and was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha...

14 April 2012

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Armenia: Support for Georgi Vanyan

Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi...

15 March 2012

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Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist Defiant After Blackmail Threat

According to Freedom House, Azerbaijan continues “to imprison journalists and bloggers who express dissenting opinions.” However, as one journalist discovered last week, there are other ways to silence critical voices...

22 May 2011

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Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

19 March 2011

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Azerbaijan: “Great People's Day” Protest Criticism Answered

Following a youth protest held in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, on 11th March, some bloggers have been critical of those responsible for organizing the action via Facebook. As a result,...

12 March 2011

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Azerbaijan: More Protests, More Arrests…

Following yesterday's protest by youth activists in Azerbaijan, opposition supporters today staged their own. Also inspired by pro-democracy protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the demonstration might not have been as...

18 February 2011

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Azerbaijan: From Carpets to Socks

Azerbaijani carpets were last year inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They also often attract the attention of bloggers.

21 January 2011

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Azerbaijan: Bloggers remember Hrant Dink four years on

Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the murder in Istanbul of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor, and human rights activist who advocated for reconciliation and friendship between nations, and...

15 December 2010

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Azerbaijan: Hijab ban introduced in schools

Last week hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education in Baku, Azerbaijan, expressing their outrage against new regulations banning the wearing of hijabs in...

2 December 2010

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Azerbaijan: First Lady responds to Cablegate criticism?

As Azerbaijan braces itself for yet more revelations from classified U.S. Embassy cables released this week by Wikileaks, some interesting developments are occurring on Twitter. In particular, an account presenting...

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