Mission to Protect Free Expression in Azerbaijan | Freedom House

Mission to Protect Free Expression in Azerbaijan

With Azerbaijan’s parliamentary elections just around the corner, nine leading media freedom organizations travelled to Baku in solidarity with local advocates concerned about the freedom of expression environment. The International Partnership Group met with journalists, human rights defenders, government officials and other civil society and took part in a Freedom of Speech and Expression Forum that had the support of such luminaries as Vaclav Havel. The resulting findings and recommendations were released in a final statement, and will be further detailed in a report due out next month.