Mr. Shahin Abbasov "is deputy editor-in-chief of the daily Echo, an independent newspaper based in Baku, Azerbaijan. Prior to joining Echo, he was deputy editor-in-chief and senior correspondent at Zerkalo, one of Azerbaijan’s largest independent dailies. Mr. Abbasov’s fellowship project focused on media coverage of election campaigns. He was especially interested in observing how U.S. mass media operates in the weeks leading up to and following election day. He presented his findings in a report documenting the U.S. media’s role during elections and examined the ways in which the U.S. experience may be applied in Azerbaijan." 
Resources and articles
- Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.