Muhaiyo Nozimova, 2018
Freelance journalist and national coordinator of the international ‘SCOOP’ network in investigative journalism
Muhaiyo is a freelance journalist and national coordinator of the international ‘SCOOP’ network in investigative journalism. She has worked with local and foreign media organisations since 2002 and in 2006 became a journalist of the Tajikistan Centre of Investigative Journalism. She also worked as a media expert in the Human Rights Centre of Tajikistan. Muhaiyo has published a handbook called ‘Investigative Journalism in Tajikistan: from theory to practice’ – a collection of investigative articles with comments of authors as a practical book for those who wants to conduct investigations in Tajikistan.
Muhaiyo’s action plan is to create an Investigative Journalism Network in Tajikistan. She believes that encouraging investigative journalism will contribute to better governance and social justice.