Red prohibited circle symbol over a laptop showing Radio Azadliq website

A district court in Baku ruled in favor of a lawsuit blocking access within Azerbaijan to the website of RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq.

Azerbaijan seeks court action to ban RFE/RL website

Azerbaijan seeks court action against RFE/RL

In an escalation of a targeted campaign against RFE/RL, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies has filed an official complaint with a Baku court requesting that RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani website, azadliq.org, be banned.

Major Azerbaijan internet provider reportedly blocking RFE/RL

Complex area graph showing drop in internet traffic

Delta Telecom, one of only two providers licensed by the Azerbaijani government to connect international internet traffic, appears to be blocking access to RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service website, a major source of independent news for the country.