History

The Azerbaijan Free Expression Platform grew out of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), which was founded in 2010 under the auspices of the international media partnerships organised by the Open Society Foundations and International Media Support. The IPGA and its individual member organisations have a long history of campaigning for the protection of freedom of expression and other fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan, both domestically and internationally.

About the campaigns

Campaigning for the decriminalisation of defamation

Defamation remains a criminal offence in Azerbaijan, carrying a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment

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Campaigning Against Impunity

In virtually no cases of violence against journalists since 2005 have the perpetrators been identified and brought to justice.

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Campaigning against Imprisonment

Journalists, media workers, and bloggers risk jail time if they are not careful what stories they pursue in Azerbaijan.

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Campaign Members

ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression

E-mail: ipga [@] article19.org

Phone: +44 (0) 207324 2500

www.article19.org

@Article19Europe

Civil Rights Defenders

E-mail: info@civilrightsdefenders.org

Phone: +46 8 545 277 30

www.civilrightsdefenders.org

Committee to Protect Journalists

E-mail: nognianova [@] cpj.org

Phone: +1 212 465 1004

www.cpj.org

@PressFreedom

 

Human Rights House Foundation

E-mail: ane.bonde [@] humanrightshouse.org

Phone: +47 22 47 92 47

www.humanrightshouse.org

 

Freedom House

E-mail: info@freedomhouse.org Phone: + 1 202-296-5101

www.freedomhouse.org

 

Freedom Now

Phone: +1 202-223-3733

www.freedom-now.org

@FreedomNowOrg

 

Human Rights Watch

Phone: 1-(212) 290-4700www.hrw.orgIndex on Censorship

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7324 2527

www.indexoncensorship.org

@IndexOnCensorship

 

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Phone: +44 (0)20 7831 1030

https://iwpr.net/

@IWPR

 

International Federation of Journalists

Phone: +32 2 235 22 03

www.ifj.org

@IFJGlobal

 

International Media Support (IMS)

E-mail: ga[@]mediasupport.org

Phone: +45 8832 7000

www.mediasupport.org

@ForFreeMedia

Media Diversity Institute

E-mail: info [@] media-diversity.org

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7255 2473

www.media-diversity.org

@MDI_UK

 

Media Legal Defence Initiative

E-mail: info@mediadefence.orgPhone: +44 (0) 207 324 4760

www.mediadefence.org

 

Norwegian Helsinki Committee

E-mail: nhc@nhc.no

Phone: +47 953 32 235

www.nhc.no

@NHC_NO

PEN International

E-mail: info [@] pen-international.org

Phone: (+44) 20 7405 0338

www.pen-international.org

@Pen_Int

Reporters Without Borders

E-mail: europe [@] rsf.org

Phone: +33 1 44 83 84 84

www.rsf.org

@RSF_Int

World Association of Newspapers and News  Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

E-mail: rbonilla@wan.asso.frTel: +33 1 47 42 85 37

www.wan-ifra.org