Online Community Manager at Al Jazeera Turk, the soon to be launched member of Al Jazeera Network that will broadcast in Turkish. Born in Azerbaijan, raised in Turkey, studied in the US. Interested in new media, online communities, Russia and the Caucasus, gender issues, media studies and their intersections.
Latest posts by Nigar Hacizade
On 17 March, slightly more than two months before the Eurovision Song Contest is due to be held in Baku, opposition youth in Azerbaijan held a rare sanctioned rally in one of the outer districts of the country's capital.
A group of Kurdish Internet activists that have been organizing around the #TwitterKurds hashtag on Twitter have come together for the first Kurdish Social Media Gathering earlier this month in London. The event was live streamed and joined in via Skype and YouTube by those who could not be there physically, although there were participants who had traveled from as far as Australia to participate.
Five years and 25 hearings later, the trial to convict those responsible for the murder of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, has come to a close.