Sunday, May 15

'Running scared' from Interpol

For some it is the most important time of the year. For others its just yet another reason to crack jokes. Yep, here we are, for yet another Eurovision song contest. And as Azerbaijan celebrates its this year victory with a song called "Running Scared" by Nikki and Ell, one of Azerbaijan's young activists, Elnur Majidli declared wanted by Interpol. You know why? Well, simply because Azerbaijan chooses to spend thousands (if not millions) of government money on things like Eurovision while paying no attention whatsoever to the internal situation on the ground where for the record, journalists and activists get arrested on faked up charges. 

So yea people, continue celebrating something as unnecessary and stupid as a Eurovision song contest, while turning a blind eye on human rights, freedom of expression and all the other violations taking place in your country. Because who cares about that right when Azerbaijan won such an important event of the year?!

12 comments:

Fuad said...

bcz our people don't really care about their future and about how much the gouvernment will spent for this stupid song contest. RIP for their died souls.....

Serewis said...

Oh! I just red that Azerbaijan won the worst show ever (I wouldn't mind, if Poland won;) and thought "hey! There's something phony about that one!". And here I am reading your post. It's good that your country has you - at least some of us, will know the truth behind these EV lies.

Novruz Huseynov said...

interesting but i think that promotion is the main think which we have to pay a bit attention. right?

Anonymous said...

But can't you see that this is an opportunity to bring attention to these issues. More people are looking at Azerbaijan and this provides power for change! Right? You can't really prefer violent and aggressive change can you? Wouldn't you prefer that this be used to make real reform during the next year?

Ismail said...

This seems overly negative to me. Are you really unhappy this happened? There is an activist named Emin Milli that seems to have a good perspective on it. https://www.facebook.com/emin.milli

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. Because journalists are in prison, we shouldn't participate in Eurovision???

arzu geybulla said...

Dear readers of my blog,

No one said anything about aggressiveness or violent response.

True, it might a good way to portray the reality on the ground now that Azerbaijan is to host next year's Eurovision song contest.

And I also think its not a big deal of a competition. You think there are no other ways of spending thousands of money?

Azerbaijan might have won a Eurovision song contest, its great! Congratulations! But it should also start looking at some of the important violations that are taking place.

And finally, I think we all are entitled to have an opinion of our own right?!

Elchin said...

Arzu, I think you may be missing the point a little. Even if Azerbaijan spends 15 or 20 million on this contest, but the visa regime is opened, Baxtiyar is let free, Armenians are allowed visas, the Heydar and Ilham posters are taken down, and so on. Isn't it worth it? Remember Eurovision is the only international organization that has made Azerbaijan apologize! They are more effective than European Parliament!))

Sarvan said...

"But it should also start looking at some of the important violations that are taking place" Actually Arzu xanim, even if you don't like pop music, this will bring a lot of attention to these issues. It will be a year of intense criticism and observation of Azerbaijan.

Nikki said...

Somehow I don't think you would be this bitter if Azerbaijan had won a football match and was spending millions on it

Karen said...

Thanks to Eurovision...

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/culture/news/70037/

Nuran said...

çox şadam ki, sizi kimi savadlı blogerlərimiz var hansı ki, hər şeyi camaata düzgün çatdırır!