The Azerbaijan Free Expression Platform grew out of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), which was founded in 2010 under the auspices of the international media partnerships organised by the Open Society Foundations and International Media Support. The IPGA and its individual member organisations have a long history of campaigning for the protection of freedom of expression and other fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan, both domestically and internationally.
About the campaigns
Campaigning for the decriminalisation of defamation
Defamation remains a criminal offence in Azerbaijan, carrying a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment
Campaigning Against Impunity
In virtually no cases of violence against journalists since 2005 have the perpetrators been identified and brought to justice.
Campaigning against Imprisonment
Journalists, media workers, and bloggers risk jail time if they are not careful what stories they pursue in Azerbaijan.