Ulviyya Asadzade

Journalist, multimedia producer, multimedia trainer, media developer

Location icon Azerbaijan

* 13 years of media development project management, from proposal to delivery,
investigative reporting on corruption, European Union, oil and gas, human rights for international media, video journalism.

* Expertise in filming, editing, documentary making, news reporting on foreign policy ( Turkey, Russia, Caucasus, EU, diversification of energy supply of EU) and human rights issues.

* Fixer for Al -Jazeera English, Arte, ZDF, etc

* Training experience in citizen journalism, video reporting skills, storytelling, social media.

Ulviyya Asadzade received her masters’ degree in journalism at Baku State University in 2008. In 2011 she completed her Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship at Kent State University
in the US.

She started working as a reporter in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2000, after she graduated from high school. In 2004 Ulviyya was promoted to the position of the Social and Economic Division at “525-ci qezet”, one of the biggest local newspapers.

From 2005-to 2010 Ulviyya worked as an investigative reporter, a multimedia reporter and as an
anchor of the two –hour political live show at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Azerbaijani service.

In 2006 Ulviyya had a special training at headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Prague, Czech Republic) for six months attending different workshop as a part of her professional development.

As a part of her Edmund S.Muskie Fellowship, Ulviyya interned with Voice of America (Azerbaijani service) and Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C in 2011.

Ulviyya has closely worked with international media: She has worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Baku and contributed to eurasinet.org

Ulviyya has worked as a local producer/fixer for Al -Jazeera- English, Arte, CCTV in Baku.

She taught a journalism course at University of Foreign Languages, Journalism School in 2013.

As a media specialist at IREX, Ulviyya conducted multimedia trainings for citizen and mid-career professional journalists, initiated and executed media development programs, produced success stories for IREX.

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