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Azerbaijan -- Khadija Ismayil greets her colleges on the way to court in Baku. January 27, 2015.

UPDATE: Azeri Authorities Renew Attacks Against RFE/RL Journalists

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova suddenly convicted on libel accusations, former RFE/RL Baku bureau chief hit with travel ban. Azerbaijani government keeps the pressure on RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service. More


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January 28, 2015

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.
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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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November 20, 2014

Azerbaijan Bars Journalist from Testifying on Corruption

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged Azerbaijan to respect the work of independent journalists in remarks made on Capitol Hill yesterday, after journalist Khadija Ismayilova was barred from traveling to Washington to testify at a CSCE hearing on combating corruption.
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October 14, 2014

New TV Show Brings 'Facts, not Lies,' to Russian Speakers

"Current Time," or "Nastoyashchee Vremya" in Russian, will provide audiences in countries bordering Russia with a balanced alternative to the disinformation produced by Russian media outlets that is driving instability in the region.
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September 19, 2014

Yatsenyuk, Poroshenko Hail RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service On Sixtieth Anniversary

RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service marked its 60th anniversary on September 18 at an event in Kyiv, attended by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.
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