Salimjon Aioubov is a Senior Broadcaster with RFE/RL’s Tajik Service. After graduating from Tajik State University in 1982, Salimjon worked for numerous Tajik media outlets in print, radio, and televison. From 1992-1997, he covered the civil war in Tajikistan, refugee issues, inter-Tajik peace talks under UN mediation, OIC conferences, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summits. Salimjon has directed two short documentaries on Tajik issues, "Mi, Pereselentsi" (1986) and "Perpertual Returning" (1989), and published several books—most recently, "Hundred colors. Tajiks in 20th Century" (Amsterdam, 2004).
BA in journalism, Tajik State University, Dushanbe, 1982
Salimjon was Editor-In-Chief of the first independent newspaper in Tajikistan and has been published in “Nezavisimaya Gazeta,” “Kommersant,” “Segodnya,” “Golos,” “Inostranets” (Russia), and "Central Asia and Caucasus" (Sweden). In 2003, Salimjon presented the lecture "Central Asia and USA after 9/11" at the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. State Department.