Mightier than the Sword: Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Power

“The Journalist who gives in to intimidation, who becomes obedient, has already lost the fight for that right (to freedom of expression)” Eynulla Fatullayev (2011) It’s a clichéd phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword”, but its message is typified in the work of Amnesty International’s decades-long letter/email-writing campaigns for human rights champions. Friday […]

Eurovision hides dark side of Baku

Jedward and Engelbert Humperdinck are accustomed to being under fire for their questionable musical output. But the decision to hold the Eurovision Song Contest in ex-Soviet republic Azerbaijan may see them offending people’s taste for a wholly different reason. The Irish duo and their gravity-defying hairstyles are due to join Mr Humperdinck at the tournament […]