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Stories about Azerbaijani

2 March 2015

Has Azerbaijan's National Currency Run Away Scared?

The massive devaluation of the manat national currency has been a disaster for many Azerbaijanis, but it has also showcased their sense of humour.

7 August 2014

#BooksForRasul: What Jailed Azerbaijani Human Rights Defenders Need Most? Books.

A former political prisoner invites people to send books to Azerbaijani activist Rasul Jafarov, who has been arrested and will be spending his 30th birthday in jail.

20 July 2012

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...

8 June 2012

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Nagorno Karabakh Conflict Resumes… On Twitter

In war, as the old saying goes, the first casualty is always the truth. This is particularly true in the South Caucasus where the media in Armenia and Azerbaijan more...

25 May 2012

Azerbaijan: More Arrests Despite ‘Eurovision Effect’

On the eve of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Azerbaijan, police in Baku, the capital, have arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists protesting against human...

14 April 2012

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

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...

7 December 2011

Video Highlights: Identity, Refugees, Conflict and Open Technology

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Central Asia - Caucasus and Latin America, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.

26 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Eynulla Fatullayev Pardoned Following Twitter Action

Just two days after the UK branch of Amnesty International launched its Twitter campaign to call for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev comes news that the imprisoned journalist and prisoner...

22 May 2011

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...

15 May 2011

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Victory

Surprising many, Azerbaijan won last night's Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany. Bloggers and social media users covered the event extensively.

3 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Chaos as Riot Police Intervene in 2 April Protest

Inspired by popular uprising in the Middle East and North Africa as well as continuing the wave of pro-democracy protests in Baku, the last being held on 12 March, the...

19 March 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

30 November 2010

Caucasus: Revelations & Confusion over Cablegate

As the media worldwide reveals revelation after revelation with the gradual release of over 251,000 leaked U.S. Embassy cables over the coming weeks, there were also some items of specific...

19 November 2010

Azerbaijan: Emin Milli released, but another activist detained

Following yesterday's news that video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade had been conditionally released in Azerbaijan, Facebook was today awash with news that his friend and fellow activist, Emin Milli,...

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