mass phishing attack against Azerbaijan civil society [updated]january 14, 2020
On January 6, veteran human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev received an email from another human rights lawyer Rasul Jafarov. Aliyev, spotted something was not right and forwarded the email he received to Javarov’s real email. This is not the first time, Jafarov is targeted. In 2017, the case was captured in detail by Amnesty International. […]
journalist facing jail timejanuary 13, 2020
Anar Mammadov is editor of criminal.az – website that was blocked by the authorities in Azerbaijan in 2018. Mammadov was sentenced to 5.5 years of imprisonment with a two-year probation period on charges of anti-state appeals, abuse of power and official forgery in March 2019. The official cause of the criminal prosecution was the publication […]
Azerbaijan ranks poorly on broadband speed in a report released by cable.co.ukjanuary 2, 2020
In a report on Broadband speed released by cable.co.uk Azerbaijan was ranked 141 out of 207 countries. The average speed in Azerbaijan remains around 3-4 Mbps.
Happy Holidays from Azerbaijan Internet Watchdecember 31, 2019
May 2020 bring us all across the world censorship-free internet and for everyone documenting, reporting, monitoring, advocating, and fighting for it, here is to a year full of progress and solidarity in standing together for the good cause.
arqument.az remains blockeddecember 25, 2019
On December 24, 2019, the administrative-economic court in Baku rejected the claim by arqument.az against Transportation, Communication and High Technologies ministry. Arqument.az took the ministry to court following its decision to block arqument.az inside the country.
measuring website blocks in Azerbaijan (OONI forensics_Updated May 15)december 12, 2019
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in Azerbaijan 6 journalists remain behind barsdecember 11, 2019
6 journalists remain behind bars in Azerbaijan according to newly released report by the Committee to Protect Journalists
Azerbaijan using FindFace technology (Qurium Forensics)december 11, 2019
On December 4, Qurium released a report documenting how Azerbaijan may have been using FindFace technology. In its analysis, Qurium was able to identify that a server in Azertelecom – backbone internet provider – runs Find Face version 4.0.2.
News website blocked in Azerbaijan (Qurium Forensics)december 10, 2019
According to a forensic report released by Qurium on December 10, Gununsesi.org – an opposition website in Azerbaijan – it was possible to conclude that the website was blocked by means of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).
Activist’s YouTube channel downdecember 5, 2019
On December 5, Shakir Zade, Azerbaijani activist living abroad, reported his YouTube channel was taken down following requests made by Milli TV, Qanun TV and AnTV.