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Peace Activist Threatened in Armenia, Azerbaijani Film Festival Cancelled

Peace Activist Threatened in Armenia, Azerbaijani Film Festival Cancelled

  When I first met Georgi Vanyan back in 2009, I couldn’t hide my excitement. For me that middle-aged man who smoked one cigarette after another and had sadness in his eyes, even when he smiled, was equal to a rockstar. I couldn’t believe I was talking to the person who organized Days of Azerbaijan as […]

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Baku Protests Foreign Policy’s Assertion of Airbase Access for Israel

Baku Protests Foreign Policy’s Assertion of Airbase Access for Israel

It’s just so hard to launch an international bash these days. Everyone’s a critic. Just ask Azerbaijan. Preparations for Eurovision, one of Europe’s biggest song contests to be held in May in Baku, are regularly sidetracked either by criticism of the country dismal human rights record, or allegations of the country’s silent involvement in Iran-Israeli […]

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UPDATE: Peaceful Activists Arrested, Amnesty International Reports Torture Fears

UPDATE: Peaceful Activists Arrested, Amnesty International Reports Torture Fears

The sanctioned peaceful protest that took place in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Saturday, March 17 resulted in arrest of three activists. Members of Bulistan band Jamal Ali, 24, and Natig Kamilov, 24, and another activist Etibar Salmanli, 25, were arrested after a fight that broke during Ali’s performance. The singer has used strong language in […]

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About the Author

Nigar Fatali
Nigar Fatali

Born in 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Nigar Fatali received her Bachelor's degree in filmmaking from Azerbaijan State University of Art and Culture.

Fatali has been blogging since 2007, writing about politics, human rights and social issues in Azerbaijan. Since 2009 she has worked as a journalist, associate editor and copywriter in non-profit and private sectors.

She is in her first year of graduate studies in journalism in the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Personal blog: http://nigarfatali.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/fatalin

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