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This election was business as usual in Azerbaijan with manipulation and violations, including carousel voting, ballot stuffing, and aggressive behavior toward independent observers and journalists throughout the day.
Some 40 journalists from 15 media outlets have joined the project since its launch as Abzas Media team who started the investigations, await trial in Baku.
"Each round of flawed elections was a lost opportunity for Azerbaijan to step away from post-Soviet autocracy towards democracy."
Serbian pro-government and pro-Russia media systematically promoted a narrative that the Western-oriented Armenian authorities gave up Nagorno-Karabakh by turning their foreign and security policy against Russia.
The credentials of Azerbaijan's delegation at PACE were challenged on the grounds the country failed to meet "major commitments" as part of its membership to the Council of Europe.
A few weeks after the announcement of a new social activism platform, its founder, Aliyev went missing on December 23.
Pundits link the recent diplomatic tensions between Azerbaijan and France to the latter’s support for Armenia.
Alongside repressions, or as a result of it, Azerbaijani leadership has over the past thirty years managed to acquire the passive acquiescence of different generations of the population.
Among the companies engaged in farming in Karabakh are companies owned by the president's daughters, the head of the State Security Service, and the head of the president's security service.
It’s a landscape where the very act of speaking out often comes at a steep cost, both in terms of personal sacrifice and the relentless pressure they face.
Ten families were forced to relocate from their ancestral lands so that Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev's son-in-law could build an agrocomplex. Much of the project was funded by state financing.
Azerbaijan’s relationship with environmental protesters has been complicated in the past year.
Baku's InterContinental hotel has a suspicious history. When the land around the hotel was put up for auction, the details of the land's address and size were purposefully blacked out.
What triggered the decision to call for an early snap election?
The authorities failed to produce any evidence on the charges leveled against four Abzas Media journalists and in the case of arrested Kanal 13 journalist Aziz Orujov.
At least three Azerbaijani journalists were arrested on November 20 from Abzas media in connection with corruption reporting. International press groups are calling for their release.
We are a generation of war, that will live in the shadow of the wars that left scars beyond repair.
Armenian and Azerbaijan's leadership may have finally agreed on a peace deal document to be signed "in the coming months."
Public transportation become a place where transphobic stares, harassment and threats of violence are rampant.
Places like Marneuli give peace a chance or at least illustrate that a narrative of peace is possible outside the conflict zone.
Over the last three years, mutual accusations of ceasefire violations continued unabated. So did, mutual hostile rhetoric throwing any prospects for peace out of the window.