• Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

    Shining in Rainbow colours, Azerbaijan's Crystal Hall has been bathing in pop-glory this week as Baku plays host to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Two semi-finals are being held during a week of musical extravagance which culminates with the contest finals on Saturday the 26th May. The contest is both loved and ridiculed across the continent but love it or hate it, the contest draws 125 million spectators from around the world and Azerbaijan will be keen to showcase itself to the global audience. However, away from the floodlit stadium and star-studded parties' human rights campaigners say the contest masks political and social repression that has plagued the country for years. Human Rights Lawyer Lela Yunnus: "So my message (to Eurovision) is that, it's shame on you that you did not...

    published: 24 May 2012
  • Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

    Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments We have reached the equator of the Olympiad. It is a rest day tomorrow and then real Olympiad will start. I do hope that the fans of chess and the media are pleased with the way the competition unfolds,” the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad has quoted the director of the 42nd Chess Olympiad Operating Committee and Vice President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mr. Mahir Mammadov, as saying. Mahir Mammadov held a press conference for local and foreign journalists at the media center of the Baku Crystal Hall. He said extensive work had been done to prepare for the Olympiad. “When we were awarded the right to host this Olympiad, we set ourselves the goal of doing it at the highe...

    published: 09 Sep 2016
  • Azerbaijan and the European Games: Did the PR pay off ? - The Listening Post (Full)

    Hosting the 2015 European Games has reportedly cost Azerbaijan in the region of $1.2bn, and for President Ilham Aliyev it appears to be oil money well spent. But along with the athletes and the countries they represent, journalists have also arrived in Baku, and the Aliyev government has a poor track record when it comes to dealing with the media. Some foreign reporters have been refused entry into the country and on the domestic level, Azerbaijani journalists who do not tow the government's line when reporting on issues like corruption and human rights have landed up in jail. As the European Games come to a close this weekend in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, we examine how the government's public relations efforts have paid off in the media coverage. Plus, Angola, Portugal and reverse c...

    published: 27 Jun 2015
  • Iran continue to attack & humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

    Iranian television contineue to attack and humiliate Republic of Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest .

    published: 23 May 2012
  • Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Azerbaijan is hosting the Eurovision song contest, but already people are questioning the lack of transparency in funding the musical extravaganza. While the country may be rich in oil, some people say they are paying a heavy price for the singing competition, which the country won last year. The government has reduced spending on water improvement projects and has channeled one third of the existing funds to the Eurovision, despite lack of basic facilities like water supply to the people. Human rights activists have also come out on the streets to highlight its poor track record, as the country has come under global media spotlight. Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from the capital, Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people ...

    published: 26 May 2012
  • Baku, Azerbaijan six months before the first ever European Games - Focus

    The city of Baku is experiencing rapid growth owing to increased oil investments and numerous international projects. Sport is among the city's priority and hosting the first ever European games, scheduled to run from June 12-28 next year, is top of the agenda. Simon Clegg, chief operating officer of the European Games 2015 said: ''It does not matter how much oil is in the Caspian, the one commodity you can not buy is time. We are on a time critical path here. The opening ceremony has to be delivered on 12th of June. There is no scope for delay.'' The former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, who is now responsible for the preparation of the 2015 European Games in the Azerbaijan capital, added he has no reasons to be worried about the readiness of the event. Of the 18 ...

    published: 19 Jan 2015
  • Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

    Azerbaijan recently won the Eurovision song contest, but does it deserve to host next year's prominent European song competition, given its history of cultural genocide, political oppression, and support of terrorism? Azerbaijan's Support of Terrorism: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,QUERYRESPONSE,AZE,,3f7d4d577,0.html Cultural Genocide: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/djulfa/index.html

    published: 10 Jun 2011
  • Amazing Azerbaijan! Short Film (12m)

    A short film of excerpts from the hour-long documentary "AMAZING AZERBAIJAN!", pulling back the glittery facade this oil-rich nation presented to the world when hosting Eurovision 2012 and telling personal stories of human rights abuses to which Europe's leaders have turned a blind eye. A Crow Hill Films production, directed by Liz Mermin. For information about the full documentary goto: www.amazingazerbaijan.com

    published: 20 Jan 2013
  • Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

    Alumni in Azerbaijan have been hosting an enormously innovative business case competition for Azerbaijani students since 2002. The Azerbaijani Business Case Competition (ABCC) was created by the MBA Enterprise Corps in response to a lack of business case analysis practice for students in Azerbaijan. At its inception, the US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA) was given exclusive rights to plan and host the annual competition. "Azerbaijan Business Case Competition" has gained popularity within the student and business community as being the first and only Business Case competition in Azerbaijan. This annual event is supported by international companies and local businesses such as Baghlan Group, Pasha Bank, Azercell, Universal, BP, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Garant Holding, SOC...

    published: 13 Jan 2014
  • 2016 Azerbaijan - Paddock Pass _ European Grand Prix Preview

    Baku is hosting its first-ever European GP and its track is very impressive - filled with intense speed and challenging curves. With Azerbaijan capital Baku set to host its first-ever European GP, Formula 1's Paddock Pass takes a look at the course and asks racers if they've experienced any similar tracks. A strange tire choice led to disappointment for team Ferrari in the Montreal GP. Now, Sebastian Vettel explains why the team could be better in the upcoming challenge of the European GP.

    published: 18 Jun 2016
  • Facing the Music -- Eurovision in Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan is hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's a big chance for this small, oil-rich country to step onto the world stage. But Azerbaijan has a poor human rights record and problems with corruption. So is it really an appropriate place to be hosting such a high-profile event? BBC Persian's Mehdi Parpanchi travels to Azerbaijan to find out more about the extraordinary changes this country has gone through since independence from the USSR and to ask what people there really think about Eurovision.

    published: 29 May 2012
  • Azerbaijan: human rights issues before Eurovision

    Human Rights campaigners want to use this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku to draw attention to abuses in the host country Azerbaijan. Duration: 02:07

    published: 25 May 2012
  • Planning trip to Azerbaijan

    In Baku, Azerbaijan planning the NDPT visit in October 2012. Met the Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Aad Rahimov, who pledged the support of the Ministry hosting the Danish team while in Azerbaijan.

    published: 13 Feb 2012
  • Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

    Together We Can! The Baku 2020 Bid logo is inspired by the world-famous Azerbaijani carpets. In particular, the Bid logo's design is inspired by how, in these spectacular and valuable works of art, each brightly coloured individual thread is woven together with others to create something amazing, delightful, surprising and beautiful. The logo is not only a colourful representation of a carpet, the weave itself also subtly spells out Baku's 'dream date' of 2020. Finally, the Baku 2020 logo is a visual articulation of the central proposition of our Bid: bringing things together to create something much greater and more marvellous than simply the sum of their individual parts. The Baku 2020 Bid is not just concerned about what the Olympic Movement can do for Baku and Azerbaijan; it also ...

    published: 15 Jun 2012
  • What Are 'The Stans' and How Powerful Are They?

    How Powerful is Kazakhstan? http://bit.ly/1OcPRw8 What Are The Most Radioactive Places On Earth? http://bit.ly/1sanGo7 Central Asia is the birthplace of international relations and trade, but what do we know about the region's independent republics? Learn More: How much do you know about 'the Stans' of central Asia? http://www.theguardian.com/world/quiz/2015/jan/14/how-much-do-you-know-about-the-stans-central-asia-kyrzbekistan-quiz "After the New York Times mistakenly created the nation of Kyrzbekistan, we test your knowledge on central Asia. Do you know the difference between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan? And how about Uzbekistan?" The United States Just Closed Its Last Base in Central Asia http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/the-united-states-just-closed-its-la...

    published: 10 May 2016
  • Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Azerbaijani capital Baku will be hosting the final stage of the Eurovision Song contest, but rights activists say the preparations highlight govermnment corruption and human rights abuses. The Azaeri government have spent a record $100m dollars directly on one of the world's longest-running and most widely watched music events, but locals as part of those preparations, they have been forced out of their homes. Rights groups say they have proof that in the past few years, 4000 apartments have been demolished and up to 50,000 people have been evicted across the country . Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect...

    published: 24 May 2012
Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

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Shining in Rainbow colours, Azerbaijan's Crystal Hall has been bathing in pop-glory this week as Baku plays host to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Two semi-finals are being held during a week of musical extravagance which culminates with the contest finals on Saturday the 26th May. The contest is both loved and ridiculed across the continent but love it or hate it, the contest draws 125 million spectators from around the world and Azerbaijan will be keen to showcase itself to the global audience. However, away from the floodlit stadium and star-studded parties' human rights campaigners say the contest masks political and social repression that has plagued the country for years. Human Rights Lawyer Lela Yunnus: "So my message (to Eurovision) is that, it's shame on you that you did not support democratisation and freedoms in Azerbaijan, the rule of law in Azerbaijan, that you did not support our whole nation and our society. You just support the corruption, ruling mafia clans." The contest has also triggered an international row between Azerbaijan and neighbouring Iran after a senior Iranian cleric raised concerns that the Eurovision might include anti-Islamic behaviour and a gay parade. The Azeri government was not impressed. Azeri Spokesperson Elman Abdullaev: "Azerbaijan is in fact pursuing its foreign policy, specially vis-a-vis its neighbours, based on good neighbourhood policy which is normally based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. This is the way we approach our neighbours. We try to respect them, and we ask respect, the same respect, from them." Despite the controversy the 134 Million USD stadium will come alive on Saturday with the winning act being chosen the same night by viewers and judges across Europe.
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Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

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Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments We have reached the equator of the Olympiad. It is a rest day tomorrow and then real Olympiad will start. I do hope that the fans of chess and the media are pleased with the way the competition unfolds,” the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad has quoted the director of the 42nd Chess Olympiad Operating Committee and Vice President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mr. Mahir Mammadov, as saying. Mahir Mammadov held a press conference for local and foreign journalists at the media center of the Baku Crystal Hall. He said extensive work had been done to prepare for the Olympiad. “When we were awarded the right to host this Olympiad, we set ourselves the goal of doing it at the highest possible level. Our goal was to make the Olympiad a celebration of chess. Preparations were very intense. It would be immodest of me to say what makes the Baku Olympiad different from others, but I think an objective assessment of the Olympiad will be given after it has been completed. We are doing our best to create favorable conditions for all Olympiad participants,” Mahir Mammadov said. Saying that he was unable to see the games of Azerbaijani chess players being too busy attending to organizational matters as director of the Operating Committee, Mahir Mammadov noted, “I can’t say I have seen anyone’s performance quite well. I simply monitor the atmosphere in the teams and have very superficial information about what openings and combinations are played. It is certainly delightful that our men’s team is among leaders, while other women have lost only one point so far.” Mahir Mammadov also touched upon the issues emerging during the Olympiad. “Whenever there is a problem, we try to address it immediately. No matter how well you may be prepared for a competition, unforeseen situations are unavoidable. Serious attention is being paid to stopping outside interference in chess games. There is strict control over access to the building. It was announced before the games that captains could leave the building only once. However, the captain of the Greek team violated this rule, which is why security did not want to let him back into the playing hall,” Mammadov said. The Azerbaijan men’s and women’s teams wear uniforms different from other teams. This idea came from a member of the Operating Committee. “It wasn’t my idea. This suggestion was made by a member of the Operating Committee. We wanted to wear special uniforms in a number of previous competitions, but the proposed options were rejected because they were not fashionable enough. The present outfit looks nice,” he said. Noting that the activity of SOCAR-Azerbaijan chess club had been temporarily suspended due to the Olympiad, Mahir Mammadov said foreign guests would continue arriving in Baku in the coming days to attend the FIDE Congress. “We expect the arrival of high-profile visitors. I would not like to name them, but one of the key events on the agenda is the presentation of the venue of the next Olympiad,” Mahir Mammadov added. The director of the Chess Olympiad Operating Committee said the Olympiad had ushered a holiday of chess in Baku. “Our initial goal was to attract visitors and create a holiday atmosphere. We have coped with this mission. One can sense the holiday atmosphere in the city. There is a wonderful exhibition and entertainment area at Crystal Hall. There is a lot to see on the subject of chess. I would like to invite everyone to the hospitality zone,” he said. Although it is a rest day tomorrow, no official activities for chess players are envisaged. Explaining the reasons for that, Mahir Mammadov said, “There is a Bermuda Party for our visitors tonight. The beauty and infrastructure of Baku are at the disposal of all our guests. We did not organize a special program. First of all, the number of guests is too big. On the one hand, we are pleased with that, but, on the other, it is difficult to think of something for such a large group of people. We have organized the Olympiad around the boulevard. I would recommend that visitors see the Old City,” Mammadov noted. In conclusion, Mahir Mammadov said Azerbaijan would continue its efforts to organize prestigious chess tournaments. “Azerbaijan will not abandon its efforts to host chess tournaments. We will carry on with our usual tournaments. The Vugar Hashimov Memorial has been held in Shamkir for three years now. We will continue to organize this tournament. We are receiving suggestions to host a Chess Olympiad for children and FIDE Grand Prix events. We will start discussing these suggestions as soon as the Olympiad is over,” Mammadov concluded. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "India vs Newzealand Kolkata test live streaming day 1 post lunch session" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT9ljKf89yc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Azerbaijan and the European Games: Did the PR pay off ? - The Listening Post (Full)

Azerbaijan and the European Games: Did the PR pay off ? - The Listening Post (Full)

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  • Updated: 27 Jun 2015
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Hosting the 2015 European Games has reportedly cost Azerbaijan in the region of $1.2bn, and for President Ilham Aliyev it appears to be oil money well spent. But along with the athletes and the countries they represent, journalists have also arrived in Baku, and the Aliyev government has a poor track record when it comes to dealing with the media. Some foreign reporters have been refused entry into the country and on the domestic level, Azerbaijani journalists who do not tow the government's line when reporting on issues like corruption and human rights have landed up in jail. As the European Games come to a close this weekend in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, we examine how the government's public relations efforts have paid off in the media coverage. Plus, Angola, Portugal and reverse colonialism in the media: The Listening Post's Gouri Sharma reports on Angola's news media at home and abroad. Joining us to talk about the Baku games and the media are: Aflatun Amashov, the chairman of Azerbaijan Press Council; Robin Forestier-Walker, an Al Jazeera correspondent; Rahim Haciyev, the deputy editor at Azadliq; and Kenan Aliyev, the executive editor of "Current Time," Radio Free Europe and Voice of America.
https://wn.com/Azerbaijan_And_The_European_Games_Did_The_Pr_Pay_Off_The_Listening_Post_(Full)
Iran continue to attack &  humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

Iran continue to attack & humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

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Iranian television contineue to attack and humiliate Republic of Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest .
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Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Azerbaijan is hosting the Eurovision song contest, but already people are questioning the lack of transparency in funding the musical extravaganza. While the country may be rich in oil, some people say they are paying a heavy price for the singing competition, which the country won last year. The government has reduced spending on water improvement projects and has channeled one third of the existing funds to the Eurovision, despite lack of basic facilities like water supply to the people. Human rights activists have also come out on the streets to highlight its poor track record, as the country has come under global media spotlight. Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from the capital, Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Baku, Azerbaijan six months before the first ever European Games - Focus

Baku, Azerbaijan six months before the first ever European Games - Focus

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The city of Baku is experiencing rapid growth owing to increased oil investments and numerous international projects. Sport is among the city's priority and hosting the first ever European games, scheduled to run from June 12-28 next year, is top of the agenda. Simon Clegg, chief operating officer of the European Games 2015 said: ''It does not matter how much oil is in the Caspian, the one commodity you can not buy is time. We are on a time critical path here. The opening ceremony has to be delivered on 12th of June. There is no scope for delay.'' The former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, who is now responsible for the preparation of the 2015 European Games in the Azerbaijan capital, added he has no reasons to be worried about the readiness of the event. Of the 18 venues that will host the competition, the majority are ready. Concerning the rest, the venues are reportedly on track to be completed in time such as the main arena. Euronews reporter Denys Kulyk said: ''The National Stadium is a symbol of the European Games, it will host the opening and closing ceremonies and will be a stunning example of this competition's legacy. After the Games it will become the home ground for Azerbaijan's national football team and will host four matches at Euro 2020.'' The price tag of the National stadium, which will have a capacity of 68 000 people, is more than 500 million euros. It should be completed by February 2015. Javid Najafov, is the project's senior engineer and said: ''This is the biggest construction in Azerbaijan and has been transformed in a very short period of time. Everything you see around here has been built in just two years. Just two years ago it was a swamp and had some ponds over here. It seems even the traffic jams in Baku won't hamper the smooth-running of the Games. Like at the London Olympics, during the event there will be special traffic lanes reserved strictly for participants and officials of the Games. Panos Protopsaltis, Baku 2015 Director of Transport said: ''What we are doing for the duration of the Games time is trying to avoid all of that (traffic) - going around the city rather than through the city. So the plan that you see here there in blue is the Games route network. In other words it's the routes that we will use for our Games operations. READ MORE: http://www.euronews.com/2014/12/15/baku-readies-itself-for-the-inaugural-european-games/ euronews discover is a window into the diversity of life around the globe, bringing you reports about nature, animals, travel and amazing events - every video is a destination. Where next? Subscribe to get our latest videos: http://bit.ly/R8LUvB Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.
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Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

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Azerbaijan recently won the Eurovision song contest, but does it deserve to host next year's prominent European song competition, given its history of cultural genocide, political oppression, and support of terrorism? Azerbaijan's Support of Terrorism: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,QUERYRESPONSE,AZE,,3f7d4d577,0.html Cultural Genocide: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/djulfa/index.html
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Amazing Azerbaijan! Short Film (12m)

Amazing Azerbaijan! Short Film (12m)

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A short film of excerpts from the hour-long documentary "AMAZING AZERBAIJAN!", pulling back the glittery facade this oil-rich nation presented to the world when hosting Eurovision 2012 and telling personal stories of human rights abuses to which Europe's leaders have turned a blind eye. A Crow Hill Films production, directed by Liz Mermin. For information about the full documentary goto: www.amazingazerbaijan.com
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Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

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Alumni in Azerbaijan have been hosting an enormously innovative business case competition for Azerbaijani students since 2002. The Azerbaijani Business Case Competition (ABCC) was created by the MBA Enterprise Corps in response to a lack of business case analysis practice for students in Azerbaijan. At its inception, the US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA) was given exclusive rights to plan and host the annual competition. "Azerbaijan Business Case Competition" has gained popularity within the student and business community as being the first and only Business Case competition in Azerbaijan. This annual event is supported by international companies and local businesses such as Baghlan Group, Pasha Bank, Azercell, Universal, BP, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Garant Holding, SOCAR AQS, Statoil, Chevron, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst&Young and the American Chamber of Commerce. More than 80 teams, representing 12 universities, applied for participation in the 2013 competition but only 27 teams made it to the final round. On the final day of the 2013 ABCC, the 27 finalist teams were divided into four groups, and the best team from each group was admitted to the Grand Final round of competition. The 2013 ABCC was so successful that the AAA plans to expand the competition internationally in 2014.
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2016 Azerbaijan - Paddock Pass _ European Grand Prix Preview

2016 Azerbaijan - Paddock Pass _ European Grand Prix Preview

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Baku is hosting its first-ever European GP and its track is very impressive - filled with intense speed and challenging curves. With Azerbaijan capital Baku set to host its first-ever European GP, Formula 1's Paddock Pass takes a look at the course and asks racers if they've experienced any similar tracks. A strange tire choice led to disappointment for team Ferrari in the Montreal GP. Now, Sebastian Vettel explains why the team could be better in the upcoming challenge of the European GP.
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Facing the Music -- Eurovision in Azerbaijan

Facing the Music -- Eurovision in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan is hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's a big chance for this small, oil-rich country to step onto the world stage. But Azerbaijan has a poor human rights record and problems with corruption. So is it really an appropriate place to be hosting such a high-profile event? BBC Persian's Mehdi Parpanchi travels to Azerbaijan to find out more about the extraordinary changes this country has gone through since independence from the USSR and to ask what people there really think about Eurovision.
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Azerbaijan: human rights issues before Eurovision

Azerbaijan: human rights issues before Eurovision

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Human Rights campaigners want to use this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku to draw attention to abuses in the host country Azerbaijan. Duration: 02:07
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Planning trip to Azerbaijan

Planning trip to Azerbaijan

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In Baku, Azerbaijan planning the NDPT visit in October 2012. Met the Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Aad Rahimov, who pledged the support of the Ministry hosting the Danish team while in Azerbaijan.
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Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

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Together We Can! The Baku 2020 Bid logo is inspired by the world-famous Azerbaijani carpets. In particular, the Bid logo's design is inspired by how, in these spectacular and valuable works of art, each brightly coloured individual thread is woven together with others to create something amazing, delightful, surprising and beautiful. The logo is not only a colourful representation of a carpet, the weave itself also subtly spells out Baku's 'dream date' of 2020. Finally, the Baku 2020 logo is a visual articulation of the central proposition of our Bid: bringing things together to create something much greater and more marvellous than simply the sum of their individual parts. The Baku 2020 Bid is not just concerned about what the Olympic Movement can do for Baku and Azerbaijan; it also cares deeply about what Baku and Azerbaijan can in turn do for the Olympic Movement. We believe there is a close synergy between us: that Baku can offer enormous benefits back to the Olympic Movement if it is granted the honour of hosting the Games in 2020. This concept of 'coming together' is at the very heart of Azerbaijan history and culture. The logo is therefore full of local meaning and provenance. It is not mere decoration, it is a graphical articulation of the Bid's slogan -- "Together we can". Each individual colourful thread contributes to making the whole weave stronger and more beautiful. Likewise, we believe that, with the Olympic Movement, - together we can develop, inspire and empower millions of young sportsmen and women; - together we can accelerate the development of team sports in Azerbaijan, as well as introduce new sports into the country, so benefitting young and old, men and women; - together we can spread the values of Olympism to a region of the world that will benefit enormously from these values, putting sport and its importance at the forefront of our society; - together we can nourish new dreams, new friendships and new understandings between competitors, spectators and people that will extend far beyond Azerbaijan and the Olympic Games themselves; - together we can host a fabulous Olympic and Paralympic Games. (http://baku2020.com)
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What Are 'The Stans' and How Powerful Are They?

What Are 'The Stans' and How Powerful Are They?

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Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Azerbaijani capital Baku will be hosting the final stage of the Eurovision Song contest, but rights activists say the preparations highlight govermnment corruption and human rights abuses. The Azaeri government have spent a record $100m dollars directly on one of the world's longest-running and most widely watched music events, but locals as part of those preparations, they have been forced out of their homes. Rights groups say they have proof that in the past few years, 4000 apartments have been demolished and up to 50,000 people have been evicted across the country . Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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