Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize

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World Press Freedom Day

A radio journalist from Azerbaijan is the winner of the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Khadija Ismaliyova will not be on hand to receive the award when it is presented this Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, as she is in jail on charges relating to abuse of power and tax evasion.

The UN Human Rights High Commissioner has said that her trial allegedly failed to meet international standards.

Liljana Kurovać chaired the international jury that selected Ms Ismaliyova for the prize, which was created by the UN cultural agency and named in honour of a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in 1986.

She talks to Dianne Penn about this year's recipient and the need to continue fighting for a free and independent press worldwide.

Duration: 5'01"

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