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Azerbaijan - Yet another intimidatory signal to independent news media

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the media law amendments promulgated last week by President Ilham Aliyev, which make it even easier for the government to close news outlets. Under the amendments signed into law on 3 February, the justice ministry can now ask a court to close any news outlet if it gets foreign funding or if it is found guilty of defamation twice in the space of a year. “This tightening of the media legislation is just the latest example of the Aliyev regime's more and (...)

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