Arzu Geybullayeva is an Azerbaijani writer with a focus on human rights and freedom of expression in her country. Her other areas of interest include gender equality and reconciliation in post-conflict states. She is the recipient of 2014-2015 Vaclav Havel Journalist Fellowship and contributes regularly to various international publications writing on Azerbaijan.
Latest posts by Arzu Geybulla
We talked about a number of things from strategy design to evaluation and values to experience sharing to finally producing a content that is both unique, helpful, and as it was mentioned more than just once- a resource which won’t reinvent the wheel but actually become a car perhaps.
When it comes to independent reporting, organizing and having a platform for independent voices, these days, Internet comes to the rescue in a country like Azerbaijan.
After the arrest of several bloggers in Azerbaijan, an online campaign was launched to call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to release two young activists who were later called "The Donkey Bloggers". The goal was simple, apply enough pressure on the authorities so they would finally give in and release the activists.
#FreeKhadija is a campaign that began shortly after the arrest of prominent investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan. Her arrest was a blow to many of the friends and her family but also a sign that the government of Azerbaijan was ready to cross the red lines for the sake of silencing its key critics.