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Pervin Muradli

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Azerbaijan: Emin Milli speaks at Amnesty International conference

Emin Milli, one of the two ‘donkey bloggers’ detained in July 2009 and later conditionally released in November 2010, posts the transcript of his speech delivered yesterday at Amnesty International...

Azerbaijan: Free Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

NetProphet comments on the case of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a young activist in Azerbaijan who was sentenced to two years in prison on what international human rights groups consider politically motivated...

Azerbaijan: 17 March youth protest in images

Narmin Noqte posts video footage and photos from the 17 March youth protest in Baku, Azerbaijan. The video is subtitled in English and available on Vimeo.

Armenia: Opinion divided on Eurovision withdrawal

Writing for Ararat Magazine, Global Voices’ Caucasus Regional Editor says that not everybody is happy about Armenia's withdrawal from this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist Defiant After Blackmail Threat

According to Freedom House, Azerbaijan continues “to imprison journalists and bloggers who express dissenting opinions.” However, as one journalist discovered last week, there are other ways to silence critical voices...

Azerbaijan: Sari Gelin

Əli Novruzovun bloqu [AZ] writes a review on a new novel penned by Ali Akbar, author of “Artush and Zaur,” the controversial tale of a homosexual love affair between an...

Azerbaijan: Land of extreme politeness

Having read about the culture of politeness in Iran, Aaron in Azerbaijan says he has a deeper insight into the culture in Azerbaijan, a country where traditions and hospitality permeate...

Azerbaijan: Easy travel with e-visas

Aaron in Azerbaijan updates readers on a positive development in Azerbaijan ahead of next year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital, Baku. The blog says that making...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision and visas

Aaron in Azerbaijan comments on a request from the management of the Eurovision Song Contest to the Azerbaijani authorities to simplify visa procedures ahead of next year's competition to be...

Azerbaijan: Tourism – from potential to realization

Having returned from an enjoyable vacation in Indonesia, Aaron in Azerbaijan compares the experience with what Azerbaijan has to offer and notes such problems as the quality of customer service...

Azerbaijan: Hopes and expectations for Eurovision

As Azerbaijan takes the spotlight ahead of hosting Eurovision next year, some have high expectations that the international song contest will bring about positive changes in the country. Aaron in...

Azerbaijan: Facebook hate campaign for ‘consorting’ with the ‘enemy?’

Angered by a photograph of Aynishan Guliyeva, a contestant in this year's national selection for Eurovision, standing next to an Armenian competitor during a recent regional music festival, some youth...

Azerbaijan: Fascinated by Georgia

Şüarımız GƏLƏCƏK! [AZ] travels to Georgia and becomes charmed by the beauty and “scent of democracy” the country offers in the region. The blogger notes that while his home country...

Azerbaijan: Jailed activist's mother detained

whatwaswritten translates a RFE/RL Azeri Service report saying that mother of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, an imprisoned youth activist responsible for a Facebook page calling for pro-democracy protests in Azerbaijan, was detained...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Dissident blogger and journalist Elnur Majidli, now living in France and facing arrest in Azerbaijan for his Facebook activity, has uploaded a screenshot of a status line apparently written last...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision-induced sexual revolution?

Turkhan's blog [AZ] posts video and photos of a woman celebrating Azerbaijan's Eurovision victory in a less than expected way considering the otherwise traditional and patriarchal nature of local society....

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Thomas de Waal — narrative of peace necessary

On the 17th anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire, Thomas de Waal, senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, argues that a new narrative is necessary...

Azerbaijan: Overbearing Landlords

Aaron in Azerbaijan recounts two upsetting experiences with renting apartments in Azerbaijan. The blog notes how irritating  it can be when landlords appear anytime they want without notice or reason...

Azerbaijan: Great People's Day a pointless adventure?

In a critical post Analoqu olmayan bloq :) [AZ] comments on the 11 March pro-democracy protests staged by youth in Baku, capital of of Azerbaijan. The blog says that the event failed...

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