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  • Status: Closed
  • Thematic area: Independent and social media platforms
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Year approved:2013

Meydan TV - Azerbaijan's free and alternative Media Channel

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Meydan TV (Azerbaijan)
  • Start date: 15 September 2013
  • End date: 15 March 2014

Initiative summary:

Led by influential Azerbaijani writers, bloggers and musicians, Meydan TV works with Azerbaijanis from Baku and beyond to provide an alternate source of information on developments in the country.

‘Meydan’ translates to ‘town square’ in Azeri, symbolic of the collective struggle for freedom of speech in the region. EED support helped Meydan TV to start up and broadcast a series of reports and debates addressing political and social life in Azerbaijan.

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