Azerbaijan: Social Networks and Youth Activism

Writing on Quirk Global Strategies, the former Country Director of the National Democratic Institute in Azerbaijan comments on the use of social networking sites such as Facebook by supporters of recently imprisoned video blogger Adnan Hadjizadeh and youth activist Emin Milli. The blog criticizes them for the tactic employed with the aim of mobilizing people inside and outside Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, writing on Thoughts on the Road, an American journalist fresh from a working stay in the country disagrees and says that such tools are necessary to effect political change.

Start the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.