The reforms carried out in Uzbekistan are also reflected and covered in the world media.
Voice of America’s journalist Navbahor Imamova, becoming an important partner of Uzbekistan National News Agency in the US, has been accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
It is worth mentioning that prior to this, fixed term permissions were provided for covering certain events, but a journalist from the United States did not have that status until today to freely carry out activities in the country.
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.
Navbahor began her career in 1996 at the Uzbek state broadcaster as a reporter and producer. She taught journalism at the Uzbek State University of World Languages in Tashkent, after studying in India on a scholarship, earning a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from Maharaja’s College at the University of Mysore. A recipient of the Edmund Muskie Fellowship, she earned her MA in journalism from Ball State University. In 2009, Ball State’s journalism department named her an Outstanding Young Alumna.
Navbahor Imamova holds interviews with members of the Congress, the White House, the State Department, the Pentagon, and other senior government officials. She is familiar with the activities of research and development centers in Washington and other places.