Background Briefing

Azerbaijan: Media, the Presidential Elections and the Aftermath

Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper
August 4, 2004    (Printer Friendly PDF, 18 Pages)


General Media Environment

Violence against and Harassment of Journalists during the Presidential Election, October 2003

Government Response

Media Environment Since the Elections

Economic Pressures and Government Control of Resources

Civil Libel Suits

Drop in Circulation and Closures

Chap Evi Printing Press Case


Access to Information

Journalists’ Protests