Free Media Awards 2011
Zamin Haji - Azerbaijan

The journalist Zamin Haji writes for the newspapers Yeni Müsavat and Azadliq, among others.

Haji makes fearless efforts to promote freedom of expression and democratisation. His articles, analyses and shrewd columns deal with misruling, the abuse of power and corruption cases.

He is considered one of the country’s best investigative journalists, and is famous for his ironic, somewhat sarcastic style.

He has been subjected to countless sanctions and personal assaults.

He was nominated by Shahvalad Chobanoglu, Baku, Human Rights House, Oslo, and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. The prize is EUR 10 000.