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Published on Apr 20, 2012
Idrak Abbasov of Azerbaijan, winner of the Index Guardian Award for Journalism, describes the significance of receiving his award, the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest and his government's attempt to control the internet.
UPDATE: Idrak Abbasov was brutally beaten on 18 April in an attempt to silence him from reporting on the activities of the state owned oil company SOCAR. Find more information here: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2012...
Many thanks to Oliver Bullough of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting for translating.