Media hold Armenia to account

Media hold Armenia to account

It is not often that Azerbaijanis are pleasantly surprised regarding the media’s reporting of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. Yet the BBC’s recent HardTalk interview with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, did just that. For the first time in memory, a key...
Thursday night lights

Thursday night lights

In the US, Monday evenings are synonymous with football, albeit a pigskin-throwing, rumbustious American variant to what the rest of the world identifies as the ‘beautiful game.’ In Europe, however – and particularly in Azerbaijan – the world game (soccer to our...
Baku International Book Fair

Baku International Book Fair

At the end of September, Azerbaijan hosted the 6th Baku International Book Fair, as organised by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture. This important annual event, dedicated to the 650th anniversary of the birth of the famous Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Imadeddin...
Championing Azerbaijan’s sporting talent

Championing Azerbaijan’s sporting talent

Azerbaijan is known around the world for its ancient history, culture and traditions. I am proud that it is also increasingly recognised for its commitment to sporting excellence. In recent years, Azerbaijan has successfully hosted some of the most prestigious...