It calls itself “Your Accessible European Bank” and is partly owned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, an institution pledged to uphold democratic values. Read More »
Despite receiving positive reviews following its release, ‘Company of Heroes 2’, the sequel to the extremely popular RTS (real-time strategy) game by Relic, has recently elicited a strong backlash emanating from countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States that has cut to the very heart of historical accuracy and regional politics, according to the video game news site Polygon. Read More »
An e-book produced by the ‘International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ) has been made freely available online and is aimed at pinpointing corruption in offshore accounts. In an effort to spread this information and to shed light on those involved, including a Kazakh banking tycoon and Russian corporate executive, the e-book details cases of corruption as well as providing summaries on those involved, and the information is spreading. Read More »
Social media have become one of the few places where young people from Armenia and Azerbaijan can meet. Yet, not without risks Read More »
Azerbaijan successfully launched its first telecommunications satellite into orbit on 7 February.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2012 finished in Baku and many results have come to reality. The forum included all kind of meetings about the Internet and included topics ranging from the technical to freedom of speech. Read More »
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes had particularly tough criticism for Azerbaijan following an eventful trip to Baku for the U.N.-sponsored Internet Governance Forum, where she said she was barred from visiting a prison hospital and her staff’s computers were hacked into. Read More »
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be held in Baku in a few days, will bring hundreds of international visitors to Azerbaijan. They will discuss Internet governance for sustainable human, economic and social development.
But how will this global conference influence our local situation? Read More »
International criticism is mounting over the arrest of an activist blogger in Azerbaijan last week. On 3 October, Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the arrest of 25-year-old Zaur Gurbanli, saying, “There is little doubt that Gurbanli’s arrest is linked to his blogging and political activities.” Read More »
When it comes to the battle over the Internet, repressive governments have been pushing hard over the past year to gain greater control over what their citizens say and see online. Read More »
From 6-9 November the Internet Governance Forum will be held in Baku. This event, probably one of the world’s biggest Internet policy events, brings together many local and international organizations in order to discuss issues from all over the world, and not all of the the issues pleasant. Read More »
In announcing that Georgia’s parliamentary elections would take place October 1, President Mikheil Saakashvili’s administration affirmed its commitment to conduct what one official said would be an “exemplary” vote. New technologies are helping election monitors hold officials to such pledges, but they still have limitations, experts say. Read More »