Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

Azerbaijan’s ruling couple, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady/Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva. The prevailing speculation is that the recent unprecedented mass blocking of every major critical site in Azerbaijan is an attempt to block out critical coverage of the first lady’s appointment as vice president in February. (Photo: Azerbaijani Presidential Press Service)

Several of Azerbaijan’s primary independent news websites have been inaccessible for several days, apparent victims of the government’s escalating cyberwar against dissent.
 

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Mike Runey is a Programme Officer for Eurasia at Civil Rights Defenders. He writes here in his personal capacity and the views expressed here are his own.

Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

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