Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Azeri journalist fled after warning
By  • 29 January 2017
"I was frozen and I didn’t know what to do. I only know that my legs moved to the border." Gulnur Kazimova was at a relative's birthday party with her five-year-old son when the warning came. …
Project Exile: Donkey video leads to exile from Azerbaijan
By  • 11 July 2016
"The legal system is not working. Or it is working but as a toy of the government." Emin Milli once planned to become a lawyer in his native Azerbaijan. "Very fast I realized that I…
Azerbaijan's war on independent media
By  • 1 July 2016
Under President Ilham Aliyev, the economy of Azerbaijan has expanded spectacularly. An oil boom has fueled a 10 fold increase in the size of its economy since he took power in 2003. But under Aliyev,…
Prisoner release in Azerbaijan includes four journalists
By  • 22 March 2016
Four independent journalists have found freedom again in Azerbaijan. Azeri President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on March 17, the eve of the Persian new year, pardoning 148 people, a group that included dissidents, journalists…
Project Exile: Death threats keep Azeri journalist abroad
By  • 3 November 2015
"People started calling my mom a whore, people started calling my father a traitor." Azerbaijan-born journalist and blogger Arzu Geybullayeva has written for major news outlets like Foreign Policy and al-Jazeera. Yet it's her work…
6 arrested in death of Azeri journalist who criticized soccer player
By  • 17 August 2015
Six men have been arrested in the beating death of a journalist in Azerbaijan who criticized the sportsmanship of a member of the central Asian nation's national soccer team. Journalist Rasim Aliyev of the news…
Azerbaijan journalist leaves country after 10 months in embassy
By  • 15 June 2015
A prominent opposition journalist and human rights activist in Azerbaijan has flown to Switzerland after spending 10 months sheltering in the Swiss embassy in the capital Baku. Emin Huseynov was flown out of the country…
New charges for jailed Azeri journalist
By  • 17 February 2015
The government of Azerbaijan has brought four new charges against a jailed investigative journalist known for probing the finances of the family of President Ilham Aliyev. Prosecutors charged Khadija Ismayilova, an independent journalist and contributor…
Azerbaijan jails prominent investigative reporter
By , • 8 December 2014
The Azeri government has jailed a prominent investigative reporter known for her persistent coverage of government corruption, human rights violations and media freedom. Khadija Ismayilova, who contributes to U.S.-backed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was arrested…
Azeri journalist jailed for 'hooliganism'
By  • 3 November 2014
A journalist in the central Asian nation of Azerbaijan journalist has been sentenced to 25 days in jail on charges of hooliganism and disobeying the police in what supporters say is a politically-motivated case. Khalid…
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