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Azerbaijan: Nationalist propaganda

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines recounts being verbally abused by a fellow countryman after co-presenting with Global Voices Online's Caucasus regional editor at a recent conference. The blogger notes that the reason for being cornered and harassed was her belief in tolerance and democracy in Azerbaijan as well as peace with Armenia. Ironically, she adds, her accuser was meant to be working in the same area and says she hopes that one day he will “understand the true notions of values like tolerance, democracy, liberty, justice and freedom.”

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