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Azerbaijan: Twitter as a tool for activism

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, International Relations, Politics, Protest, Technology, Youth

Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman comments on the use of Twitter in last week's campaign by Amnesty International [1] to call for the release of prisoner of conscience Eynulla Fatullayev. Although the imprisoned journalist was released [2], argues Zuckerman, several questions have been raised by the online action and not least in terms of attempts by pro-government supporters to drown it out [3]. Global Voices’ Caucasus Editor responds to the post in a separate entry on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network [4].