Free Media Awards 2009
Natiq Gavadli - Azerbaijan

Natiq Gavadli works as a journalist for the oppositional newspaper Bizim Yol in Baku.

His shrewd, critical analyses often deal with corruption and reveal abuses of human rights in Azerbaijan.

Natiq Gavadli is behind a series of interesting interviews in which he explores current topics through discussions with well-known politicians and experts.

He was nominated by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Human Rights House Foundation, Oslo, Norwegian PEN and Rauf Mirkadirov, a political commentator in Azerbaijan. The prize is accompanied by EUR 10 000.