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Azerbaijan: Singer-Activist calls for Eurovision Boycott

News and Noise! calls for a boycott of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan by featuring an interview with activist and singer-song writer Cirttan (Azer Mamedov) seeking asylum in the Netherlands. The post also includes a clip, produced by the NIDA civil movement in Azerbaijan, parodying a promotional video for Baku, the country's capital. Meanwhile, The Economist's Eastern Approaches blog sarcastically ponders whether 75-year old crooner Englebert Humperdinck, the United Kingdom's entry in the international song contest, can bring freedom to Azerbaijan.

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