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Arzu Geybullayeva · February, 2021

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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Latest posts by Arzu Geybullayeva from February, 2021

In Azerbaijan, death of young woman renews conversation on domestic violence

Sevil's story hit close to home for many Azerbaijani women, for whom physical and psychological abuse at the hands of not only partners, but also siblings, parents, and in-laws, are common.

Turkey reins in social media—one platform at a time

The new social media law sets up a series of restrictions that will have a lasting impact on digital rights and freedom of expression in Turkey.

Protests rock Istanbul's most prestigious university over appointment of new rector

In 2016, President Erdoğan secured the right to appoint universities' rectors who previously were elected by the academic body.

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