RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova has been awarded PEN American Center's 2015 Barbara Goldsmith Freedom To Write Award, given to "an imprisoned writer persecuted for exercising her right to free expression."
One year after its Baghdad bureau chief was slain, RFE/RL has launched the Muhammad Bdaiwi Memorial Journalism Prize to pay tribute to his career by recognizing the best examples of radio journalism in Iraq.
Paltry coverage of the scandal adds to the outrage over allegations of illegal wiretapping in Macedonia.
In an interview with Balkan Service Director Gordana Knezevic, an attorney for jailed Azeri investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova discusses her treatment in custody and the state of her case.
In this letter, written in prison, journalist Khadija Ismayilova refutes the charges against her and warns of the cynical "game" the Aliyev government is playing with the West.
"Today, I am supposed to say my final words at this closed-door hearing. I don’t have much to say about the process itself – the charges brought against me."
In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, a court in Baku extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova's pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.
Journalist Khadija Ismayilova suddenly convicted on libel accusations, former RFE/RL Baku bureau chief hit with travel ban. Azerbaijani government keeps the pressure on RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service.
An Azeri court on January 27 extended the pre-trial detention of independent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova for an additional two months.
Russian journalist visits refugees from the fighting in eastern Ukraine, some of whom have fled to Russia, others who are seeking refuge in Ukraine.
Journalists with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reported today that police are pursuing them individually, going directly to their homes to take them in for questioning following a raid on the service's Baku bureau yesterday.
RFE/RL has condemned a raid by Azerbaijani police and investigators on the Baku bureau of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, which has now been sealed shut and placed off limits to journalistic activity.