Khadija Ismayilova

  • Investigative Journalist
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Ismayilova is an Azerbaijani investigative journalist and radio host who is currently working for the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She is a member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Her award-winning investigations uncovered high level corruption in Azerbaijan, including lucrative business deals of the Azerbaijani president’s family members, hidden interests of the president’s siblings in national contracts and mismanagement in the state financing sector. As a result of her reporting, Ismayilova has been the target of ongoing harrassment and smear campaigns by the Azerbaijani government.