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Sevinj Vagifgizi is chief editor of Abzas Media, an independent Azeri news outlet that covers sociopolitical issues, corruption and human rights. Authorities previously placed Vagifgizi under a travel ban, and she was targeted by Pegasus surveillance spyware.

Azerbaijan: Sevinj Vagifgizi
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Azerbaijan Press Freedom at a Glance

151 out of 180 countries

- RSF 2023 World Press Freedom Index

2 Journalists in prison

- CPJ Prison Census 2022

Not Free

- 2023 Freedom House Freedom in the World Ranking

The Azeri Embassy in Washington did not respond to VOA's request for comment.

CONTRIBUTOR: VOA Azerbaijani Service