Arzu Geybullayeva is Azerbaijani columnist and writer, with special focus in digital authoritarianism and its implications on human rights and press freedom in Azerbaijan. Arzu has written for Al Jazeera, Eurasianet, Foreign Policy Democracy Lab, CODA, Open Democracy, Radio Free Europe, and CNN International. She is a regular contributor at IWPR, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and Global Voices. In 2019, Arzu launched Azerbaijan Internet Watch, a platform that documents, and monitors information controls in Azerbaijan. Arzu has contributed to GV since May 2010.
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Today's demonstration comes at a great risk amid fears of retribution for the members of the Uyghur community living in Turkey.
Whether its Ankara's ties with Washington DC and the EU, or Turkey's role in Ukraine war, President Erdoğan is seemingly turning "these separate developments into his favor."
Animal rights activists say this was not an isolated case, which sparked public outcry over the poor state of shelters and the mistreatment of animals.
Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook have become complicit in aiding the state to silence independent voices in Turkey, even at times when content is not political.
Turkey marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women with disturbing femicide numbers
The number of femicides remain high, while existing protective measures lack effectiveness.
Granting a football federation rights to censor content in the absence of a court order is yet another sign of a narrowing environment for freedoms.
There are fewer and fewer ways of continuing using global financial services for Russians, both at home and abroad, and the ordinary people are those who take the hardest hit.
It is not entirely clear how many Russians have arrived thus far to Turkey since Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
"Those who impose a broadcast ban, supposedly so that the public does not panic, are scaring everyone more by suppressing all the media."
Azerbaijan and Iran have been saber-rattling and exchanging hostile rhetoric in weeks of heightened tensions.
Dolma Diaries is a short web series produced by a team from Germany, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
In Azerbaijan, feminist activists endure pressure from the authorities, harassment and hate from strangers as they stand up for countless women across the country protesting domestic violence and femicide.
In Armenia, a suicide of a gay couple on October 20 sparked a wave of criticism against existing and widespread homophobia in the country.
According to local media reports, police started rounding up members of the party and other attendees hours ahead of the scheduled rally.
Aimed to combat fake news and disinformation, the 40-article legislation passed by Turkey's parliament, is a threat to freedom of speech say critics of the bill.
The peace talks were mediated by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and French president Emanuel Macron.
Ticket prices out of Russia are soaring and bordering countries are braced for an influx as an estimated 700,000 young men have left the country since Putin's announcement of mobilization.
In Azerbaijan, animal rights activists are protesting the culling of strays in the face of legal challenges and police brutality.
In Turkey where women’s rights keep deteriorating, the murder of Mahsa Amini hits close to home. Women from across all walks of life express solidarity with the protests in Iran.
Veteran journalist Ruşen Çakır, joined a long list of Turkish nationals who have had their Schengen visa applications denied in recent months.
According to police records, Mammadli was arrested on the grounds of resisting police, an accusation common among punitive measures used in Azerbaijan to target political and civic activists.