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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service correspondent Khadija Ismayilova accepting the 2012 "Courage in Journalism" award from the International Women's Media Foundation in New York, 24Oct2012

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist's Jail Time

An Azeri court on January 27 extended the pre-trial detention of independent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova for an additional two months. More


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January 05, 2015

Russian-Language TV Program Expands To Latvia

"Nastoyashchee Vremya" ("Current Time"), a new Russian-language television program, will launch this evening in Latvia, expanding its reach to audiences in five countries neighboring Russia.
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December 28, 2014

RFE/RL Journalists Rounded Up in Baku

Journalists with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reported today that police are pursuing them individually, going directly to their homes to take them in for questioning following a raid on the service's Baku bureau yesterday.
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December 26, 2014

Video Azerbaijan Raids RFE/RL Baku Bureau

RFE/RL has condemned a raid by Azerbaijani police and investigators on the Baku bureau of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, which has now been sealed shut and placed off limits to journalistic activity.
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December 05, 2014

Azerbaijan Jails Khadija Ismayilova

Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who contributes to RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, has been sentenced by a court in Baku to two months of pretrial detention.
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