(Un)Happy Press Day
Today is National Press Day in Azerbaijan. Azeri journalist Rafiq Tagi, who was convicted in May of the "crime" of writing an article criticizing Islam, is spending it in prison. He and his editor, Samir Sadaqatoglu, are only two of the seven Azeri journalists currently imprisoned by the Azeri regime. In the words of the Committee to Protect Journalists, "Azerbaijan is the region’s leading jailer of journalists and one of the world’s worst backsliders on press freedom".