June 11, 2015 - Updated on February 16, 2017

Did you know that independent journalism is a high-risk sport in Azerbaijan?

With the first-ever European Games about to get underway in Baku, Azerbaijan, Reporters Without Borders is launching a campaign to draw the public’s attention to the dire state of freedom of information in the host country.

After urging governments not to send a high-level delegation to the inaugural ceremony and urging sponsors not to turn a blind eye to the problems for the sake of their business interests, Reporters Without Borders is now offering a visual spotlighting the violations of freedom of information.

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