Tag Georgia
20 Apr

ECPMF Joins Call on Georgian President to Release Journalist Nika Gvaramia

ECPMF has joined a group of press freedom organisations to write to President Zurabishvili of Georgia, calling for the immediate release of journalist Nika Gvaramia.

13 Jul

Georgia: ECPMF saddened by death of Alexandr Lashkarava

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECMPF) is saddened by the death of Georgian TV camera operator Alexandr Lashkarava. Last week, far-right assailants severely beat him while he was covering attacks on LGBTQI+ activists in Tbilisi. A few days later, on 10 July, he was found dead at his home by his mother.

18 Aug

Letter calling for EU leaders’ support for Georgian journalist Georgi Gabunia

We call on all European institutions to monitor the threats made against Georgian journalist, Giorgi Gabunia and work to support all journalists and media workers in Georgia

26 Mar

Jailed journalist Mukhtarli starts his battle for justice

18 Mar

Endlich frei: Investigativer Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli aus dem Gefängnis in Aserbaidschan entlassen

Der investigative Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli wurde nach drei Jahren willkürlicher Inhaftierung aus dem Gefängnis 16 in Aserbaidschan entlassen.

15 Jan

MPs deplore jail term of Afgan Mukhtarli

On 12 January, the Balakan Regional Court in Azerbaijan sentenced investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to six years in prison. Members of the UK Parliament are calling for more humane treatment of the jailed journalist.

5 Jan

Conflicting stories at trial of Afgan Mukhtarli

At the Balakan District Court, Afgan Mukhtarli’s trial on 28 December started with a scandal. Court officials blocked journalists from filming outside, and then prohibited them from entering the courtroom.

15 Dec

Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in court amid concerns for human rights

On 14 December, the trial of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli continued at the Balakan District Court. In May this year, Mukhtarli had mysteriously disappeared from Georgia, where he was living, and later resurfaced in Baku - under arrest.

14 Dec

EU and UK politicians voice concerns about journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

Politicians in the European and British parliament are publicly calling for fair treatment of the Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was abducted in Georgia and is facing trial in Azerbaijan.

22 Sep

An open letter from Henrik Kaufholz, ECPMF Chairman, to all parliamentarians in the Council of Europe

Dear Member of the Parliamentary Assembly, Azerbaijan’s human rights record is shameful. Europe’s elected representatives should insist on improvements before ANY further co-operation is proposed or deals are signed with Azerbaijan - by individuals, state-backed companies, nations or European institutions.