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(official website) Name: Galima Bukharbaeva

Born: 1974

Occupation: Columbia University student; former Uzbekistan correspondent for Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Family: Married

Hobbies/Interests: Music and pets

Greatest Achievement to Date: Bukharbaeva risked her life covering the violent crackdown on protesters in Andijon in May 2005. She is now in exile in the United States, facing criminal prosecution in her native Uzbekistan for her reporting there. The Committee to Protect Journalists recently awarded Bukharbaeva for her courageous work.

See also Uzbekistan: Journalist Honored For Coverage Of Andijon Unrest