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Azerbaijan: International Freedom of Expression Organisations Call for Eynulla Fatullayev’s Release


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Azerbaijan: International Freedom of Expression Organisations Call for Eynulla Fatullayev’s Release

Fatullayev has been in prison on charges related to his journalistic activities since April 2007. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on 22 April 2010 that Fatullayev’s imprisonment constituted a violation of his freedom of expression and right to a fair trial, and ordered the Azerbaijani Government to immediately release Fatullayev and to pay him €27,822 for damages and legal expenses. On 4 October 2010, the European Court’s Grand Chamber rejected it.


By Article 19, UK.


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Azerbaijan: Free Expression


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Azerbaijan: Free Expression

London 22.10.10: Ahead of Azerbaijan’s upcoming Parliamentary elections, nine organisations are launching a new report titled Free Expression under Attack: Azerbaijan’s Deteriorating Media Environment. The report findings come out of a joint freedom of expression mission to the country in September 2010 and highlight the Azerbaijani government’s failure to comply with its international commitments to promote and protect freedom of expression.


By Article 19, UK.


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MDG Summit: World Leaders Fail to Deliver On Commitment to Accountability and Transparency


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MDG Summit: World Leaders Fail to Deliver On Commitment to Accountability and Transparency

Civil society groups and some governments, including the EU bloc, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, pressed for the adoption of a strong political statement to inspire sufficient momentum over the next five years to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, the G77, a group of developing countries, lobbied hard to remove firm commitments for governance reform, instead focusing on increasing aid targets.


By Article 19, UK.


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Right to Information: Global Index Released For Comment


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Right to Information: Global Index Released For Comment

In the past decade, many new right to information (RTI) laws have been adopted across the world. Despite such a promising development, it is often difficult to know and assess how adequate these laws actually are. Following on from a successful 2009 pilot project in Mexico, ARTICLE 19 is releasing a revised methodology for testing national RTI legislation in order to make international comparisons. .


By Article 19, UK.


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