Bakuvians are losing green space and residents are becoming more aware of the issue—and the impact on their health and wellbeing. Cities should have 50 square meters of green space per resident, according to World Health Organization standards.
Bakuscape: doubled population, halved green space
There is no official information on how many doctors were sent to the war zone in Azerbaijan during the September war or how many doctors died in the war zone. According to media reports, hospitals in the affected areas have not stopped operating.
Treating soldiers, one war at a time
Taza Bazaar in Shaki is a safety net for workers who turned to trade to earn a living, following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Growing old at Shaki Bazaar
The thin device in our pockets has become more critical to our lives than the air we breathe.
On humans and gadgets
For many men, the answer is bound up with tradition: toughness and bravery, independence and self-control. Being a man is loyalty, patriotism and strength, inner and physical. In a region long caught between the ebb and flow of competing empires – Russian, Ottoman, Persian and others – a man’s role is to fight, defend his homeland, and protect and provide for his family.
Being a man in the South Caucasus
As new buildings started to appear in Baku over the past 20 years like mushrooms growing after rain, the question of safe shelter gained importance.
Unsafe at home in Azerbaijan
The streets of central Baku, which normally buzz with activity, have fallen silent.
Street photography in the time of Covid-19
An attack in a queer-friendly neighborhood in Baku causes a group of friends to question their safety in even so-called progressive communities.
No safe space for queers
A historical settlement in Baku—home to oil fields and prison that housed Stalin—is rapidly changing, erasing Baku history.
Letters to the Caspian Sea
Food delivery services took off in Azerbaijan during the pandemic but drivers complain they face more risk for less pay than before.
Azerbaijan: Gig companies provide jobs but little security
In the shadows of Baku’s breathtaking urban development, children’s playgrounds have been largely forgotten.