Freedom of speech and press in Azerbaijan
Friday, June 5, 2009
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After living and working in Baku for the last 4 years. I can honestly say its the most unfriendly place i have ever been. The streets are filthy and the buildings are horrible. The people are always trying to steal or con money from you. My opinion is if you dont have to go then dont!!!!! This will never be a tourist destination as there is nothing to do or see. Please take my advice and steer clear
Do NOT Go!
I came to Baku, Azerbaijan with an open mind and a positive attitude. Although I love the people, this is not a beautiful city; anyone who tells you that it is, is either lying or hasn't been to too many other cities in our beautiful world. The air pollution is terrible--I haven't smelled clean, fresh air since I've been here. There ...
I've been living here in Baku for the past year and, while it is a decent city and a tourist could visit and see everything in one day, it is not ideal for trying to work here as an expat. The cab drivers assume, because you are foreign, they can lie to you about how much a taxi costs. The waiters have NO IDEA what the words "customer ...
In a daring statement, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev admitted for the first time that the expulsion from Karabakh of tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians in the 1990s was a “fascist” act, Reuters reports.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Violating all norms of the international law, Turkey closed the border with Armenia. Azerbaijan still denied the right of Karabakh poeple to self-determination. It’s Ankara and Baku leaders, who destabilize the region with a purpose to maximally damage Armenia’s interests.
While the Ambassadors of Armenia and Azerbaijan to Russia Armen Smbatyan and Polad Bul Bul have been planning to pay a peace visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azeri Ambassador’s private residence has been attacked by some unknown people, “Hayq” says.
In 2007 by the initiative of the Ambassadors of Armenia and Azerbaijan a group of Armenian and Azeri intellectuals visited Stepanakert, Yerevan and Baku. Currently the Ambassadors themselves plan to pay a peace visit to Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
“In the aftermath of the previous visit a small shadow of hope felt the hearts of our people,” Armen Smbatyan told “Regnum”. The Ambassador emphasized that those visits are not aimed to replace the negotiating processes anyhow.It is believed that the Azeri Ambassador’s residence was attacked by coation, as the Ambassador’s initiative to pay a visit to Nagorno-Karabakh is not welcome by Azeri who say that the visit is under Armenians interests.
Officials say the closure was due to safety concerns with the building. Since then, National Security Ministry personnel have searched the offices of two independent newspapers. Police have confiscated files and equipment.
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