RFE/RL Correspondent in Azerbaijan Targeted in Blackmail Campaign
Disturbing threats have been made against @khadija0576. Read Khadija Ismailova’s response to blackmailing on her Facebook page.
Ismailova has won numerous awards for her investigative reports into official corruption in Azerbaijan, including the finances and assets of President Ilham Aliyev and his family members. She recently consulted with the media company CNBC on the production of a television report entitled “Filthy Rich,” aired on February 23, that explored the family’s real estate holdings in Dubai. She has been interrogated by police on several occasions and has been the subject of slander campaigns in pro-government media.