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Lola Olimova

Lola Olimova
Central Asia Editor, Tajikistan

Lola Olimova (Khalikjanova) is a professional journalist. Before joining IWPR in 2006, she worked as deputy editor-in-chief of the social and political weekly ‘Business & Politics’, and simultaneously headed the international department at the Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University. She has also worked as a presenter on Tajik national TV and as editor-in-chief of the Russian service of the state news agency Khovar.

Stories by the author

Tilav Rasulzoda, Lola Olimova
10 Mar 15
Government tries to obstruct Islamic State recruitment with public information as well as arrests.
Lola Olimova, Nilufar Karimova
20 Jun 14
Alexander Sodiqov held incommunicado while conducting field research.
Khorog is the administrative centre of Badakhshan, a high-altitude region in southeast Tajikistan. (Photo: Zack Knowles/Wikimedia Commons)
Tabshohi Qonun, Lola Olimova
30 May 14
Protests follow police shootout with local man suspected of drug trafficking.
Tajik troops patrol the outer limits of the Vorukh enclave. (Photo courtesy of RFE/RL Tajik Service. © RFE/RL)
Timur Toktonaliev, Lola Olimova, Nazarali Pirnazarov
15 Jan 14
Two governments take a stand after frontier guards clash over a controversial road project.
Zayd Saidov. (Photo: Elita magazine)
Humairo Bakhtiyor, Lola Olimova
8 Jan 14
Convicted of corruption and sexual offences, Zayd Saidov was arrested shortly after setting up an opposition party.
Oinikhol Bobonazarova. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
Lola Olimova, Nilufar Karimova
25 Oct 13
No one was predicting a surprise victory for the challenger, but she has dropped out of the race before it even starts.
President Imomali Rahmon. (Photo: Daffy123/Wikimedia)
Lola Olimova, Nilufar Karimova
27 Sep 13
But why is the government so keen to crush opposition election chances?
Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the Islamic Rebirth Party of Tajikistan. (Photo courtesy of Hikmatullo Saifullozoda)
Lola Olimova
15 Jul 13
Party has large membership but realises it cannot go it alone.
A handful of young men have left Batken province in southern Kyrgyzstan in the hope of joining the Syrian rebels. This is Isfana, in the same province. (Photo: Nataev/Wikimedia)
Altynai Myrzabekova, Lola Olimova
28 Jun 13
Only a handful have gone, but intelligence agencies are watching closely.
Tajik opposition politician Rahmatillo Zoirov. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
Lola Olimova
25 Jun 13
Politician Rahmatillo Zoirov hopes he will chosen to stand against long-serving president.