In Azerbaijan, journalists are working under huge risks of arrest. Emin Milli, writer and dissident from Azerbaijan, was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government. After his release, Milli started his own non-profit online media, Meydan TV. Since then, he and his coworkers, as well as his family, have been constantly harassed by the government. Milli’s brother-in-law remains detained by the government under the charge of “tax evasion.”
At the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in October, Milli launched a campaign to support Meydan TV.