Saturday, April 19, 2014


Rim Gilfanov

Director
Radio Azatliq (Tatar-Bashkir Service)
Prague, Czech Republic

Email: gilfanovr+rferl.org

Phone: +420 221 122 252

Languages: English, Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Czech

Expertise: Bashkortostan, Religion, Security & Military, Tatarstan, Radio Azatliq (Tatar-Bashkir Service)

Rim Gilfanov is the Director of RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service. He has been with RFE/RL since 1990, initially working as a stringer and later as a broadcaster, a post he held until 2006 when he was promoted to Service Director. Before permanently joining RFE/RL in Munich in 1993, he wrote for the Kazan based newspaper ‘Donya.’  His writing is primaily concerned with ethnic and religious minority issues.
BA in Sociology and Political Sciences, Kazan State University, 1991
Publications: "Tatar Diaspora", in Tatars and Tatarstan, Kazan, 1993; "Tatar Way in Reforming Islam", in Navychod, Prague, Apr 2003; Frequently interviewed by local Tatar media outlets.

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