Free Media Awards 2010
Shahvalad Chobanoglu - Azerbaijan

The investigative journalist Shahvalad Chobanoglu, Baku, writes critical columns and revealing articles for opposition newspapers, not least about the links between government and the oligarchy.

His journalism is distinguished by thoroughness, professionalism – and irony.

Chobanoglu was nominated by Azer Ahmadov, Azadliq and Natiq Gavadli. The prize is EUR 10 000.