Media Mentions

Gay men and trans women were suddenly rounded up in Azerbaijan. Here’s why. The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage Blog. October 14, 2017. (authored)

How Russia Weaponizes Fake News. Foxtrot Alpha. March 8, 2017.

Spy Games: How The Spectre of Surveillance Impacts Moscow’s Foreigners. Moscow Times. January 19, 2017.

‘Kompromat’ and the Danger of Doubt and Confusion in a Democracy. New York Times. January 15, 2017.

Washington Post: KQB şantajının bariz nümunəsi – Azərbaycan. Azadliq. January 14, 2017.

Kompromat used to be a KGB tool in the Soviet Union. Now anyone can collect dirty data. The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage Blog. January 13, 2017. (authored)

Vətənpərvər trolların hədəfində. Meydan TV. November 29, 2016.

In the crosshairs of Azerbaijan’s patriotic trolls. Open Democracy. November 22, 2016.

The Case for Outcast Media. Foreign Policy. October 18, 2016.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Who Won the Media War?. EurasiaNet. April 18, 2016.

Why aren’t women getting online in Azerbaijan?. Contact.az (interview). November 25, 2015.

Global Internet Access For The Next Four Billion. NPR’s On Point. September 24, 2015.

The Bear in the Room. Foreign Policy. July 30, 2015.

Атака клонов: зачем власти дискредитируют интернет. РБК. July 23, 2015.

#ElectricYerevan Protesters Give Cops the Finger Amid Showdown Over Rate Hike. Foreign Policy. June 24, 2015.

Facebook Lite offers similar mobile experience, but at lower cost. Christian Science Monitor. June 9, 2015.

Tweet or Treat. Medium. December 1, 2014.

When Your Government Trolls You: A #PDF14 Conversation on Memes and Movements. TechPresident. June 6, 2014.

Researching the sharp edges of the Internet’s double-edged sword: Katy Pearce on how governments can turn the power of the web back on people. Mobilisation Lab. June 5, 2014.

Everyone Is Getting Turkey’s Twitter Block Wrong. Medium. March 22, 2014.

Meme und Emojis als Weltsprachen: Achtung, jetzt kommt ein Witz. Der Spiegel. March 9, 2014.

Azerbaijan Post-Election Report and What Comes Next. The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage Blog. October 15, 2013. (authored with Farid Guliyev)

Can Social Media Level the Playing Field in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes? Azerbaijani Pre-Election Report, part II. The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage Blog. October 7, 2013. (authored with Farid Guliyev)

The Challenges of Electoral Competition in an Oil Rich State: Azerbaijani Pre-Election Report. The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage Blog. October 6, 2013. (authored with Farid Guliyev)

The dangers of online criticism in Azerbaijan. Al Jazeera English. August 26, 2013.

Two Can Play at This Game: Opposition Laughtivism & Government Trolling in Azerbaijan. Movements.org. July 6, 2013. (authored with Adnan Hajizada)

To each their own: China’s model for controlling the internet is being adopted elsewhere. The Economist. April 6, 2013.

Azerbaijan government worried by Facebook activism. Institute for War and Peace Reporting. April 2, 2013. (Panorama.am repost)

Azeri statue tour comes to Montenegro. Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. March 15, 2013. (HETQ.am repost)

Azerbaijani opposition blogger says ‘Democratic Revolution’ is approaching. Radio Free Europe. March 6, 2013. (EurasiaNet repost)

Work, happiness and women in the Caucasus. IANYAN Magazine. March 5, 2013. (authored)

Victory or defeat: Questions remain in Armenia’s 2013 presidential elections. IANYAN Magazine. February 19, 2013.

Criticism of president provokes e-mail avalanche from Azerbaijan. Radio Free Europe. January 23, 2013. (In French)

Why technology penetration rates are worthless. Radio Free Europe. December 21, 2012. (authored)

Baku hosts Internet Governance Forum. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. December 12, 2012.

Gulnara Karimova takes the fight To Twitter. Radio Free Europe. November 30, 2012.

Is there Internet freedom in Azerbaijan?. November 23, 2012. Contact.az (interview)

Azerbaijan: Can Facebook become substitute for live opposition protests? EurasiaNet. November 19, 2012.

Attention-seeking in Azerbaijan AlJazeera. September 23, 2012.

Deep dive: Filling in the gaps — Reading the Ramil Safarov case In Azerbaijan. Radio Free Europe. September 10, 2012. (EurasiaNet repost) (authored)

The Safarov triangle: A primer, part I. IANYAN Magazine. September 5, 2012.

Slideshow: Remembering Armenia’s Pak Shuka market. IANYAN Magazine. June 16, 2012.

Internet Activism? Let’s Look at the Specifics. CATO Unbound. May 11, 2012.

How Azerbaijan demonizes the Internet To keep citizens offline. Slate. May 11, 2012. (authored with Sarah Kendzior)

How Azerbaijan’s government crushes online dissent. Radio Free Europe. March 14, 2012.

Armenia: Building a wired world, slowly but surely. EurasiaNet. June 13, 2011.

Internet penetration in Armenia tripled in past 2 years: Caucasus Barometer. Epress.am. May 12, 2011.

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