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Two Azeri journalists killed in landmine blast

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed sadness over the deaths of two journalists in Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar district in an apparent landmine explosion on June 4. Meherrem Ibrahimov worked as a journalist for the state news agency Azertac and Sirac Abishov was working as a cameraman for state television broadcaster AZTV. According to media reports […]

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IPI joins statement urging protection of journalists covering Nagorno Karabakh conflict

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, joined 10 partner organisations of the Council of Europe (COE) Platform in raising serious concerns about the risks to physical safety and undue restrictions faced by journalists covering the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. Earlier this month, IPI condemned […]

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Resumption of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh risks further attacks on journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned recent attacks on journalists amidst ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and called for immediate investigations into artillery shelling that has so far wounded at least five reporters. IPI, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, […]

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Azerbaijan abuses quarantine rules to jail critical journalists and bloggers

Authorities in Azerbaijan should immediately release three journalists detained on spurious charges while reporting on COVID-19 and stop abusing quarantine rules to silence criticism, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Over the past two weeks, courts have jailed three different journalists and detained another as they were reporting on the implications of the government’s […]

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