Rights and access at risk in Azerbaijan

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Rights and access at risk in Azerbaijan
Presenter(s) Alex and Nika
Organization(s) IREX Europe
Project(s) Azerbaijani online tool
Country(ies) Azerbaijan
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2017 theme Regions & Groups

Azerbaijan is in a state of continued and rapid decline in regard to human rights and media freedom. In recent years, dozens of human rights defenders, civil activists and journalists have been arrested or imprisoned on politically motivated charges, prompting others to go into hiding or flee abroad. For many the online community has been a safe haven allowing for relatively safe communication and for the dissemination of information but increasingly the online environment is being attacked. In this context, IREX Europe has supported the creation of an online tool aimed at providing important how-to-do resources for journalists, lawyers, Human Rights activists in the field of secure digital communication and online behaviour. Two Azerbaijani activists will talk about the challenges of working in a closed environment and exchange ideas on how they can adapt their work and their activities, and also share information about the online tool.

Format Conversation
Target Groups Journalists, security trainers, advocacy and communication professionals, academia
Length 3 hours
Skill Level Novice
Language Azerbaijani and English

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