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Aykhan Hajibayli

Kyiv, Ukraine
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About Aykhan
I am a journalist-documentarian with more then 10 years of experience, specializing in military journalism. Author of 12 documentary films conducting  the life in the frontline city of Mariupol (currently occupied), covering multiple topics from military conflicts to socio-political issues. From 2014 to 2019, I lived in Mariupol and developed the Ukrainian television program "Sector M," focusing on life in the frontline settlements of Ukraine. I have experience working with both local and international media. I have a fluent level in Azerbaijani, Turkish, Ukrainian, English, and Russian languages, facilitating interactions with various media outlets.

I have experience conducting interviews with various individuals, starting from ordinary citizens to high-ranking officers, political figures , including the president. I possess my own filming equipment and safety gear for frontline work. I'm confident in video content editing and capable of working both independently and in a team. _Skilled in the capacity building  with the people and maintaining composure in the extreme situations._ Currently residing in Kyiv, I am ready for deployments and work in different context. Accredited to work in the frontline zones. Also, capable in planning, risk assessment, and ensuring safety during trips. I hold a master's degree in International Relations and a master's degree in International Economics. I write analytical articles for various governmental and non-governmental organizations focusing on Ukraine, Turkey, Iran, and the South Caucasus.
Azerbaijani English Russian
Documentaries News Gathering Content Writing
Politics Current Affairs Technology

Story of the life of a Ukrainian man, who survived bombing of Mariupol with his family, became a volunteer and does his best to support Ukrainian forces for coming back to the home town with the victory.

My IMDb profile about the documentaries I've created.

An episode of my Ukrainian programme "Sector M" about the life in the front-line settlements near Mariupol.

Horrors of Mariupol: Mother was completely in blood and parts of the dead child - INTERVIEW MEDIA.AZ FROM UKRAINE

19 Apr 2024  |  media.az
Azerbaijani military journalist Aykhan Hajibeyli, who lived in Mariupol, Ukraine, returned to the country to help civilians and report on the war after learning of the Russian invasion. He describes the dire situation in Mariupol, including the death of local Azerbaijani Zurab Gatamov, and the efforts to release Azerbaijani student Guseyn Abdullayev from Chechen captivity. Hajibeyli also assists refugees from Mariupol, providing medical supplies, food, and evacuation help. He recounts the horrors witnessed in Mariupol, including the death of a young man in front of his mother, and criticizes the Russian military's actions and propaganda. He expresses hope for Ukraine's victory, which he sees as imminent and significant for the world.

BBC news about my 'Nargiz' award for my efforts in rescuing Azerbaijan civilians from Russian captivity in Ukraine.

"Mariupol self-defense unit" - a film about the members of Self-defense unit that leads their underground struggle against the Russian mercenaries during the occupation of Mariupol in 2014.

This documentary provides an overview of events in Mariupol, Ukraine, during the summer of 2014, focusing on the city's liberation on June 13th. Participants, from soldiers to the President, share their perspectives.

The teaser for an episode of the "Sector-M" program for Ukrainian media. The program explores life in frontline settlements, where war has become commonplace, as well as the experiences of soldiers stationed in hotspots.


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