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In the latest incident targeting independent activists and journalists in Azerbaijan, photographer Ilgar Nasibov was badly beaten in Naxicivan. More
The United States has condemned the beating of an Azerbaijani journalist and rights activist in the country's Naxcivan exclave. More
UN human rights experts have condemned the increased prosecution of human rights activists in Azerbaijan and urged Baku to "reverse the trend of repression." More
The ultra-nationalist newspaper "Zavtra" has been on the margins of Russian political life for decades. But with the Ukraine conflict, it has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. More
Ukrainian lawmakers are preparing to vote on a draft law that would impose sanctions on Russian businesses and block disinformation spread by Kremlin-run media. But Ukrainian free-speech advocates say the bill is dangerous because it also hands the government in Kyiv the power to censor the press at home. More
Iran has closed down the offices of a number of religious satellite channels for creating sectarian rifts. More
Human Rights Watch is urging Iranian authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release immediately dozens of prisoners jailed in the northern city of Karaj. More
Tehran is mourning the loss of a key figure of the Islamic Revolution, but the life of judge and cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Gilani will be defined by his willingness to execute opponents of the regime. More
A "New York Times" reporter has been given 24 hours to leave Afghanistan for not cooperating with an investigation, according to a statement from the attorney general's office. More
A Facebook page started little more than a week ago now has several thousand people posting photos with the words "I am not afraid" on them and often leaving additional comments. More
Rossiya Segodnya, a massive state-run media conglomerate, is expected to open a bureau in Dushanbe. More
RFE/RL remembers the talent, dedication, and compassion of its Afghan colleague Zubair Zhman. More
The OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, issued a statement on August 4 calling for a thorough investigation into the death of Kabardian journalist and human rights activist Timur Kuashev. More
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