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Illiberal democracies: Awash in media without plurality

Visitors to Eurasian countries — Turkey, Russia, Ukraine or, to a lesser extent, Azerbaijan — might be impressed by the sheer number of domestic television channels that offer news programming. But all the coverage doesn’t translate into media plurality.

Editor uses social media to pressure Azerbaijan’s government

On the night that Rahim Haciyev accepted the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Guardian Journalism Award, he held aloft a copy of Azadliq, the paper that persevered despite assaults from the government whose misdoings it exposed

Azerbaijan: MP suggests taking measures against social media platforms

Azerbaijani MP Hikmat Mammadov, who is affiliated with the ruling party, told the head of the department for combating human trafficking at the Ministry of the Interior that social media platforms must be regulated, Azerbaijan State Press Agency (APA) reported.