Free Media Awards
Mehman Huseynov - Azerbaijan
Mehman Huseynov (b. 1990) is a photojournalist, and his expressive photos and videos depict different aspects of Azerbaijan.
His photojournalism often documents abuses of human rights.
His documentation of the demolition of homes in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku in 2012 was deeply appreciated by the public, but also caused him to be detained for hooliganism. He was released, but more serious charges were brought against him a few days later.
Huseynov has his own YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/HOSTEL19AZ), and works for the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety and for the Turan News Agency.
Mekhman Huseynov was nominated by the journalist Zamin Haci of Baku.