RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service Wins Major Award for Political Coverage

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RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service Wins Major Award for Political Coverage
RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service (Radio Azadliq) won one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its coverage of Azerbaijan’s controversial March referendum.

At a gala dinner in London, Radio Azadliq accepted a 2009 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Media Excellence Award, an honor granted each year for “the best in broadcasting worldwide.” Azadliq took first place in the category of ‘Best Radio Coverage of a Single News Event.’

The award was given for a series of special reports from Radio Azadliq’s Baku bureau in March on a referendum to amend the Azeri constitution to allow President Ilham Aliyev to rule for life.
“This recognition is proof that, despite the road blocks being thrown up against us by the government, our journalists continue to do groundbreaking work,” said Radio Azadliq Director Kenan Aliyev.

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