Neighbors

March 16, 2012
Azerbaijan: In Solidarity with Khadija Ismayilova
The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) condemns the blackmail and continued harassment of one of the few independent investigative journalists working in Azerbaijan, Khadija Ismayilova. The most recent episode in the harassment campaign involves a one minute film of an intimate nature being posted on the internet on Wednesday March 14). A week earlier Ismayilova said she... More...
February 1, 2012
Number of imprisoned journalists increases in Turkey
The number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey rose to 105, according to a written statement issued yesterday by the Platform of Solidarity with Imprisoned Journalists.Most lately, Aziz Tekin, the Kurdish-language newspaper Azadiya Welat’s eastern province of Mardin representative, was arrested... More...
December 21, 2011
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SOS – Media in Danger – under the given slogan journalists protested the intrusion of the head of the managing company into Maestro TV and the removal of kiosks following Tbilisi City Hall decision. The rally was held at the Presidential Residence.   “We came here to make the authorities... More...
December 20, 2011
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“President Saakashvili, do not kill the press!” – The given writing can be seen on the front pages of almost all newspapers of December 19.  KvirisPalitra, Rezonansi, Asaval-Dasavali, Versia, AkhaliTaoba, Kronika newspapers addressed the President in Georgian and English languages. ... More...
December 16, 2011
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ANKARA, 15 December 2011 - The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, discussed today with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu media freedom situation in the country, in particular imprisonment of journalists and Internet restrictions. "We discussed media freedom... More...
December 16, 2011
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On December 14 US Ambassador John Bass said his country would “assist Georgian population in several directions” in order to make sure that the future parliamentary and presidential elections are “open and transparent as much as possible”. US Ambassador made that statement during his visit in... More...
December 14, 2011
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On December 10 Georgian journalist Lali Moroshkina, charged with minor hooliganism, was sentenced to 15 days in prison by Tbilisi City Court. The motive for the detention is the incident which took place in the course of recording the New Year’s edition of Imedi TV talk show Nanuka’s Show. Lali... More...
November 24, 2011
Azerbaijani Journalist Targeted By Fatwa Dies After Stabbing Attack
BAKU — Azerbaijani writer and journalist Rafiq Tagi has died, four days after he was stabbed multiple times in a late-night attack in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. Tagi, 61, a critic of the Azerbaijani government, Iran, and political Islam, died in the Baku hospital where he had been treated... More...
November 12, 2011
Turkish journalists from DHA news agency Sebahattin Yilmaz and Cem Emir found lifeless
Van, Turkey emergency officials said Saturday that 38 people have died and 26 have been rescued as a result of Wednesday's 5.6 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the earthquake-ravaged region of Van on Saturday as the death toll rises... More...
October 31, 2011
Turkish author's detention stirs NGO anger
The detention of prominent intellectual, author and publisher Ragıp Zarakolu on suspected charges of membership in an illegal organization have prompted a huge reaction from a variety of progressive nongovernmental organizations. Turkey Publishers’ Union, the Contemporary Journalists’ Association (... More...
October 12, 2011
Court In Azerbaijan Over Assault On Foreign Journalist, Activist
Four men have gone on trial in Baku accused of assaulting a U.S. journalist and a British rights activist in the Azerbaijani capital four months ago, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.U.S. journalist Amanda Erickson and British human rights activist Celia Davies say they were attacked on June 15... More...
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