• Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

    Formula One racing's 2016 European Grand Prix is Sunday, and with a name like that, you'd think it'd be in Paris, London or Rome. But it's actually in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. "For a start, I don't know anything about Azerbaijan," four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel said. "So I know where the country is; I know it's next to the Caspian Sea, and Baku is right by the Caspian Sea, but that's about it." You might not have heard of Azerbaijan, either, a country that's at best considered on the edge of Europe and Asia. But its government is trying to change that by hosting more and more major sporting events. In 2015, Baku hosted the first European games — think the Olympics, but just Europe. The games cost over $1 billion to put on but struggled to gain international trac...

    published: 18 Jun 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents

    (2 Oct 2012) 1. Monument to former Azerbaijan president Geidar Aliyev 2. Tilt up statue of Aliyev 3. Close inscription on statue reading "Heydar Aliyev 1923-2003" 4. Pan right man walking past statue 5. Tilt down of plaque in front of statue with dedication in English 6. Wide of monument 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Miguel Angel Mendoza, student: "It's out of place more than anything." 8. Various of statue 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Mariana Gasca, student: "They shouldn't spend millions of pesos on building monuments that have no purpose. It would be better to use it (the money) for public health or fixing the city so it looks better." 10. Wide of monument STORYLINE The appearance of a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" on Mexico City's elega...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • And here are your FOUR Eurovision 2018 hosts...!

    Catarina Furtado, Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela and Sílvia Alberto will host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Read all about our four presenters here: https://eurovision.tv/story/hosts-for-eurovision-2018-revealed

    published: 08 Jan 2018
  • The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017

    Discoveries BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017 Baku, capital of Azerbaijan has made impressive progress in reshaping its skyline and image - with cutting edge modern buildings and its hosting of international sporting events. In Baku mankind’s most ancient rituals are giving way to cutting-edge modern architecture. Once a cultural meeting point, the city is again working towards becoming a world player, where East meets West. In this National Geographic channel’s documentary, discover what makes Baku unique, unearth the secrets behind its streets and let its ancient traditions mesmerize you. This is Hidden Cities Revealed: Baku ➤Subscribe : http://goo.gl/axCH6W Thank you for watching my video and please subscribe me on youtube !

    published: 16 Nov 2017
  • 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
  • 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: 18 Jun 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
  • Learning how to be the perfect Eurovision host with Måns Zelmerlöw

    The three hosts thought to be ready for hosting the biggest entertainment show in the world. Måns gave them essential tips. Read more on https://eurovision.tv

    published: 13 May 2017
  • 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 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
  • AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families

    EP from Azerbaijan promoting Hosting Families

    published: 30 Sep 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
  • AIESEC in Azerbaijan | Summer 2016

    Summer Peak 2016 - AIESEC in Azerbaijan. All music rights to: "Back Home (Radio Edition)"

    published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan

    The debut music video of the Caspian Dreamers, set on the shores of the sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. We welcome you to explore this magical city that will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2012. https://exploreazerbaijan.com https://www.facebook.com/exploreaz All rights belong to the owner of the video.

    published: 27 Jul 2013
  • 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
  • AIESEC in Azerbaijan 12.04.17

    MAG gəncliyin güzgüsü! Həftə içi 5 gün Azərbaycan Televiziyasinda: 16:20 də MAG sizi ve bizi əks etdirir.Izləyin ki, özünüzü görəsiniz! Daha ətraflı məlumat üçün bu keçidlərdən istifadə edə bilərsiniz: FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/magtv.azerbaijan Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAGTVAzerbaijan

    published: 15 Apr 2017
  • oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review

    The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017. Forty-two countries will participate in the 2017 contest. Portugal and Romania are to return to the contest, both having been absent from the 2016 edition. After returning in 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina has withdrawn again due to financial di...

    published: 30 Apr 2017
  • 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
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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, SOC...

    published: 13 Jan 2014
  • Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter

    In a first for international politics, the president of Azerbaijan appears to have declared through Twitter the resumption of what had been a dormant conflict with its neighbor Armenia over a plot of territory that both claim as their own. At stake is the land known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a strip of land located entirely within Azerbaijan’s current borders... Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/08/07/3468607/azerbaijan-armenia-twitter/ Clip from the Thursday, August 7th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follo...

    published: 08 Aug 2014
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Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events
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Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

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Formula One racing's 2016 European Grand Prix is Sunday, and with a name like that, you'd think it'd be in Paris, London or Rome. But it's actually in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. "For a start, I don't know anything about Azerbaijan," four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel said. "So I know where the country is; I know it's next to the Caspian Sea, and Baku is right by the Caspian Sea, but that's about it." You might not have heard of Azerbaijan, either, a country that's at best considered on the edge of Europe and Asia. But its government is trying to change that by hosting more and more major sporting events. In 2015, Baku hosted the first European games — think the Olympics, but just Europe. The games cost over $1 billion to put on but struggled to gain international traction. And in 2020, Baku will be part of soccer's European Championship, along with a dozen other cities scattered across the Continent. Azerbaijan has moved into sports advertising, as well. Atletico Madrid won the Spanish league title in 2014 with "Azerbaijan" on their uniforms. But just because Azerbaijan is trying to become a household name doesn't mean it wants you to know everything about the country. "Azerbaijan is pretty much left without any independent voices," a representative from Amnesty International told The Guardian. Azerbaijan has come under fire for cracking down on journalists and others who speak out against its ruling elite. According to Reporters Without Borders' press freedom rankings, it's in the bottom 10 percent among world nations. But organizers of events in Azerbaijan have largely chosen to stay silent about that, saying they don't want to mix sports and politics. In any case, Azerbaijan isn't alone. More and more international events are being hosted by countries that aren't viewed as truly democratic, often because they're the ones that have both the money to put up such an expensive event and the consolidated power to make the call. This video includes clips from Ferrari, Baku Media Center and The Guardian and images from Getty Images. Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/
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Iran continue to attack &  humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest
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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
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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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Azerbaijan: human rights issues before Eurovision
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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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Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents
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Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents

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(2 Oct 2012) 1. Monument to former Azerbaijan president Geidar Aliyev 2. Tilt up statue of Aliyev 3. Close inscription on statue reading "Heydar Aliyev 1923-2003" 4. Pan right man walking past statue 5. Tilt down of plaque in front of statue with dedication in English 6. Wide of monument 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Miguel Angel Mendoza, student: "It's out of place more than anything." 8. Various of statue 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Mariana Gasca, student: "They shouldn't spend millions of pesos on building monuments that have no purpose. It would be better to use it (the money) for public health or fixing the city so it looks better." 10. Wide of monument STORYLINE The appearance of a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" on Mexico City's elegant Reforma Avenue, not far from Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico's national heroes, was raising eyebrows and protests on Tuesday. The Stalin-esque, bronze statue of Heydar Aliyev, the late authoritarian leader of the Caucasus republic, carries a plaque calling him "a brilliant example of infinite devotion to the motherland, loyal to the universal ideals of world peace." The monument, erected in late August, shows Aliyev sitting in a bronze chair in front of what appears to be an enormous, white marble map of Azerbaijan. "It's out of place more than anything," said Miguel Angel Mendoza, an 18-year-old high school student who was walking past the monument to the longtime ruler, who led Azerbaijan first as Communist Party boss during Soviet times and then as president from 1993 to 2003. It emerged that Azerbaijan contributed much of the 65 million pesos (5 million US dollars) it cost to renovate two Mexico City parks, allowing it to put monuments in both. Critics say that Aliyev, who stifled dissent, shouldn't be on a boulevard decorated with statues to Mexican and foreign heroes. It wouldn't be the first time that Azerbaijani PR efforts have drawn criticism. Rights groups protested Azerbaijan's hosting of the Eurovision song contest, and the radical feminist group Femen protested its hosting of this year's European Cup soccer championship. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4415b34c97114b88d9181c680530af11 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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And here are your FOUR Eurovision 2018 hosts...!
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And here are your FOUR Eurovision 2018 hosts...!

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Catarina Furtado, Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela and Sílvia Alberto will host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Read all about our four presenters here: https://eurovision.tv/story/hosts-for-eurovision-2018-revealed
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The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017
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The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017

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Discoveries BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017 Baku, capital of Azerbaijan has made impressive progress in reshaping its skyline and image - with cutting edge modern buildings and its hosting of international sporting events. In Baku mankind’s most ancient rituals are giving way to cutting-edge modern architecture. Once a cultural meeting point, the city is again working towards becoming a world player, where East meets West. In this National Geographic channel’s documentary, discover what makes Baku unique, unearth the secrets behind its streets and let its ancient traditions mesmerize you. This is Hidden Cities Revealed: Baku ➤Subscribe : http://goo.gl/axCH6W Thank you for watching my video and please subscribe me on youtube !
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Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments
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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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Facing The Music Eurovision In Azerbaijan
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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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Baku, Azerbaijan six months before the first ever European Games - Focus
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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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Learning how to be the perfect Eurovision host with Måns Zelmerlöw
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Learning how to be the perfect Eurovision host with Måns Zelmerlöw

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The three hosts thought to be ready for hosting the biggest entertainment show in the world. Måns gave them essential tips. Read more on https://eurovision.tv
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Amazing Azerbaijan! Short Film (12m)
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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 and the European Games: Did the PR pay off ? - The Listening Post (Full)
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Azerbaijan and the European Games: Did the PR pay off ? - The Listening Post (Full)

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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.
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AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families
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AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families

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EP from Azerbaijan promoting Hosting Families
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Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?
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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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AIESEC in Azerbaijan | Summer 2016
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AIESEC in Azerbaijan | Summer 2016

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Summer Peak 2016 - AIESEC in Azerbaijan. All music rights to: "Back Home (Radio Edition)"
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Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan
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Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan

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The debut music video of the Caspian Dreamers, set on the shores of the sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. We welcome you to explore this magical city that will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2012. https://exploreazerbaijan.com https://www.facebook.com/exploreaz All rights belong to the owner of the video.
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Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions
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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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AIESEC in Azerbaijan 12.04.17
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AIESEC in Azerbaijan 12.04.17

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MAG gəncliyin güzgüsü! Həftə içi 5 gün Azərbaycan Televiziyasinda: 16:20 də MAG sizi ve bizi əks etdirir.Izləyin ki, özünüzü görəsiniz! Daha ətraflı məlumat üçün bu keçidlərdən istifadə edə bilərsiniz: FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/magtv.azerbaijan Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAGTVAzerbaijan
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oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review
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oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017. Forty-two countries will participate in the 2017 contest. Portugal and Romania are to return to the contest, both having been absent from the 2016 edition. After returning in 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina has withdrawn again due to financial difficulties. Russia announced their withdrawal on 13 April 2017, after their singer, Yulia Samoylova, was banned from entering Ukraine after the government said she had illegally travelled directly to Crimea, a region that was annexed by Russia in 2014, to give a performance. The European Broadcasting Union condemned Ukraine’s actions. The contest will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest with the song “1944”, performed by Jamala. The International Exhibition Centre, which was announced as the host venue on 9 September 2016, has a capacity of approximately 11,000 attendees and is the largest exhibition centre in Kiev. Located in the western portion of Livoberezhna microdistrict, the centre was opened in October 2002, and the head of the centre since its construction was Anatoly Tkachenko.
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2016 Azerbaijan - Paddock Pass _ European Grand Prix Preview
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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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Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final
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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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Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter
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Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter

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In a first for international politics, the president of Azerbaijan appears to have declared through Twitter the resumption of what had been a dormant conflict with its neighbor Armenia over a plot of territory that both claim as their own. At stake is the land known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a strip of land located entirely within Azerbaijan’s current borders... Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/08/07/3468607/azerbaijan-armenia-twitter/ Clip from the Thursday, August 7th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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