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Azeri Officials Impose Censorship On The Loreen

  • Tuesday, May 29, 23:34

 

Baku. Official newspapers in Azerbaijan did not pay attention to the winning by the Swedish singer Loreen at Eurovision 2012 in Baku.

The photo of the winner can hardly been found on the pages of official media; it is in a small format and  got lost among the other photo illustrations by finalists. Nothing has been  said about the final press conference of the singer.

Loreen has been ignored by the high circles due to her political remarks against violators of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, and she demonstratively held a meeting with activists of the campaign "Sing for Democracy."

From the very outset of the contest the singer was under particular scrutiny, not only of the admirers of her talent, but also  by people in civilian clothes. And her remarks on live television were censored  by Azerbaijani public  TV (ITV.)

But despite that, even in the last hours of  her stay in Azerbaijan, she continued to speak about freedom, but already in the status of the winner. "My dance is a symbol of freedom. Do not limit yourself. By free.  This is what I did," she said at a press conference, addressing her Manifesto for the followers in Azerbaijan.

 

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