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Azerbaijan: The media, religion & secularism

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Middle East & North Africa, Azerbaijan, Iran, Ethnicity & Race, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, International Relations, Media & Journalism, Religion

The Önər Blog [AZ] comments on calls by the Iranian Ambassador in Azerbaijan, as well as some religious citizens, to close down the ALMA newspaper after it was critical of the prophet Muhammad. The blog says that religion runs counter to democracy and freedom of expression, especially in a secular country [1].