Sunday, 17, February, 2019

Voice of America journalist Navbahor Imamova has been accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and now is able to perform activities within Uzbekistan.

It is noteworthy that prior to this, fixed term permits were issued for covering certain events, but a journalist from the United States did not have permannet status until today to freely carry out activities in Uzbekistan.

Navbahor Imamova is an Uzbek journalist at the Voice of America. She has covered Central Asia and America for almost 15 years on TV, radio and online. During 2016-2017, she was an Edward S. Mason Fellow, while working on her Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also led the Central Asian Caucus there.

She played a pivotal role in the launch of Uzbek television programming at VOA in 2003, and has since presented nearly 800 editions of the flagship weekly show, “Exploring America,” which covers American foreign policy for some 40 million Uzbek speakers worldwide, focusing on US relations with Central Asia and life and politics in the United States. She has co-hosted VOA special broadcasts for a global audience. Navbahor has received multiple awards for excellence in broadcasting, including the VOA Gold Medal in 2010.

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