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Azerbaijan: Is Eurovision A Rare Opportunity For Change?

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, International Relations, Media & Journalism, Music, Politics, Protest

With increased media attention on the country during this week's Eurovision Song Contest [1] in Baku, Azerbaijan, former prisoner of conscience Emin Milli [2] argues that the international music competition offers a rare opportunity to raise concerns with human rights abuses and the lack of democratic freedoms in the oil-rich former Soviet republic on the world stage [3].