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Azerbaijani Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 22 reporters who speak Azerbaijani. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Azerbaijani are Seymur Shikhaliyev and Vugar Bahmanzade. Use our journalist directory to find an Azerbaijani speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Azerbaijani



Seymur Shikhaliyev

Kyiv, Ukraine
Seymur Shikhaliyev is a journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. My main activity is cameraman and journalism. I live in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. I have a modern video camera for full HD and 4K. I do video editing of any complexity. I work all over Ukraine. I can prepare reports, documentaries in Read moreUkrainian, Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish and English. You can order to go to any part of Ukraine. Address: City of Kyiv. Perova Boulevard 13, apartment 52
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Film & Theatre Sports War Reporter
+9

Vugar Bahmanzade

Portland, United States of America
Hi there. I am Vugar from Azerbaijan and currently living in Portland, Oregon. I work as a domestic stringer for Voice of America.  I specialize in travel, news, and event videography and photography. This line of work has been a passion for me for many years and I wouldn’t want to do anything else Read morefor work. Candid moments are my favorite and being able to bring those moments to tell a story is something I’m inspired to do every shoot.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Fact Checking Politics Travel
+11

Aziz Karimov

Baku, Azerbaijan
He was born in 1987 Baku and graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts alumni. In 2013 Karimov worked for Associated Press, subsequently starting his career as a freelance photographer.

2019 he is a frequent contributor to Getty Images. 2013 Freedom House auctioned off Read morephotographs from more than 20 countries, including Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Russia, South Sudan, and Syria. The images, taken by amateur and professional photographers, were chosen as finalists from among hundreds of submissions to Freedom House's second annual photo contest, Karimov covered the War in Donbas, and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

2014 he attended "INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL with Magnum Photos" 2017 Lecturer at Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport, sports photojournalism. 2019 Lecturer at Azerbaijan University of Languages – Photojournalism

2020 Karimov's photo is included in the 2020 annual report, Associated Press photographers captured a world in distress.
Languages
Azerbaijani
Services
Photography
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity

Panah Farhadbahman

London, United Kingdom
Panah Farhadbahman is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.
Languages
Azerbaijani German English
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Health & Fitness War Reporter Finance
+18

Reza Gheibi

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reza Gheibi is a seasoned journalist with 17 years of experience, specializing in the field of economics with a particular focus on Iran's economic challenges and development planning. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gheibi has built a reputation for conducting in-depth interviews with Read moreexperts, such as Bayzid Mardukhi, to shed light on the complexities of Iran's economic landscape, including governmental and societal impacts.

Fluent in Farsi, Turkish, and Arabic, Gheibi's linguistic skills have facilitated his collaboration with various television channels, allowing him to reach a diverse audience across the Middle East. His work is characterized by a deep understanding of the regional economic environment, which he has honed not only through his extensive journalism career but also through academic pursuit.

Gheibi holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Istiniye University in Turkey, which underpins his analytical approach to reporting on economic issues. His educational background, combined with his practical experience, enables him to provide nuanced insights into the economic developments and challenges facing Iran and the broader region
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Risk Analysis Social Travel
+9

Aykhan Hajibayli

Kyiv, Ukraine
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 Read more2014 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.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Content Writing
+8
Skills
Fact Checking Research Social
+11

Lily Nikfar

London, United Kingdom
Lily Nikfar is a multilingual (Persian, Turkish, Azeri, English) journalist based in London
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Breaking News Entertainment & Celebrity Business
+13

Rastynn Radvar

Tehran, Iran
Rastynn Radvar is a seasoned journalist renowned for his in-depth coverage of current affairs and social issues in the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Iran. Since embarking on his journalism career in 2015, Radvar has been committed to producing high-quality content across various media Read moreformats, including audio, video, and text, adhering to global standards. His work meticulously documents the repercussions of natural disasters, such as the 2017 earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border, and delves into the economic and societal challenges stemming from geopolitical strife, such as the implications of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Radvar's investigative reporting is distinguished by its focus on the lives of marginalized communities, including the Kurdish smugglers, through which he provides a detailed and empathetic portrayal of regional intricacies. His dedication to journalism is evident in his disciplined and responsible approach to work, which has earned him recognition and respect from media outlets worldwide.

In addition to his reporting on critical events, Radvar is an astute observer of the media industry itself, keenly analyzing the transformation brought about by the digital era. He spotlights the emergence of citizen media and the independent press, recognizing their significant role in shaping public discourse. Through his work, Radvar continues to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the Middle East, offering his audience a comprehensive view of the region's dynamic socio-political landscape.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Cultural Music Fact Checking
+1

Memet Faruk Aksakal

Gaziantep, Turkey
Memet Faruk Aksakal is a seasoned freelance journalist, fixer, and researcher with a career spanning over two decades since 1999. Based in Istanbul, he has operated extensively across Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, providing in-depth coverage and research on a variety of subjects. A polyglot, Aksakal is Read morefluent in Kurdish, Turkish, English, German, and Persian, and possesses a basic understanding of Arabic, which has been instrumental in his reporting, especially on the Syrian conflict since its escalation in 2011.

Aksakal's expertise in journalism is recognized by major TV channels and production companies from the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Australia, for whom he has produced content ranging from news to documentaries. His adaptability and knowledge have made him a valuable asset in the media industry, particularly in coordinating and facilitating international news coverage and documentary filmmaking.

His recent endeavors include on-the-ground reporting of the devastating February 2023 earthquake in Turkey, where his contributions were featured on platforms such as Al-Jazeera Balkans, Voice of America (VOA), and Swedish SVT. Aksakal continues to be a sought-after collaborator for news stories, research, and documentary projects, leveraging his linguistic skills and regional expertise to deliver compelling narratives and insightful analysis.
Languages
Arabic Azerbaijani German
+4
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+14
Skills
War Reporter Social Cultural
+7

Arzu Chinarli (Aliyeva)

Baku, Azerbaijan
Arzu Chinarli (Aliyeva) is a journalist based in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Languages
Azerbaijani
Services
Journalism

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Peyman Aref

Brussels, Belgium
Peyman Aref is a journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.
He is Iranian who writes in Persian , Turkish and English.
He is Middle East expert with special expertise about Turkey.
Languages
Arabic Azerbaijani English
+4
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Media Training Fact Checking Politics
+2

Anna Zamejc

Prague, Czech Republic
Anna Zamejc is a freelance journalist based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Since 2009, she has reported on political, economic, and social issues in the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. As a freelance journalist, she has contributed to RFE/RL, Voice of America, New Eastern Europe, Read moreGazeta Wyborcza, Polityka, Newsweek, and more.
Zamejc has also had extensive experience on political risk analysis in the post-Soviet region.
Languages
Azerbaijani Czech English
+1
Services
Feature Stories Risk Analysis Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Risk Analysis Politics War Reporter
+3

Lala Gurbanova

Ankara, Turkey
LALA GURBANOVA is a journalist based in Ankara, Turkey.
Languages
Azerbaijani Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Narmin Hasanova

Wrocław, Poland
Narmin Hasanova is a journalist based in Wrocław, Poland.
Languages
Azerbaijani
Services
Photography Interview Journalism
Skills
Arts & Books Music Social
+5

Alex Shah

Baku, Azerbaijan
Alex Shah is an independent journalist based in Baku, Azerbaijan. They are interested in covering humans rights, social justice, and LGBTQ+ issues. Trans visibility and media representation is their main focus.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Climate Change Breaking News Current Affairs
+2

Hadi Zonouzi Asl

San Marcos, United States of America
Hadi Zonouzi is a journalist based in San Marcos, United States of America.

Experienced Multimedia News Anchor, MC & Journalist skilled in Television and Digital Media, Strategic Media Relations, and Podcasting. 
Strong media and communication professional with a Master's degree focused in Read moreInternational Relations from Azad University.
Bilingual Writer & Editor | Farsi & English | Expert in Storytelling & Clarity
I'm a passionate wordsmith with a knack for crafting compelling content in both Farsi and English. With over 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, I bring a unique blend of cultural sensitivity, linguistic precision, and storytelling expertise to every project.

My Skills:

Content writing includes articles, blog posts, website copy, marketing materials, press releases, and social media content.
Editing & Proofreading: Ensuring impeccable grammar, clarity, and flow in both languages.
Translation: accurate and nuanced translations between Farsi and English, considering cultural context and tone.
Strong Communication & Collaboration: Working effectively with clients to understand their needs and exceed expectations.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Content Writing
Skills
Breaking News

Sahar Motallebi

Malmö, Sweden
Sahar Motallebi is a journalist based in Malmö, Sweden.

Sahar Motallebi graduated as medical doctor from Tehran University and got a Master of International Public Health from Lund University. She also studied health system strengthening and disease mapping at Swiss Tropical Institute,  disaster Read morerecovery and civil conflict transformation at Copenhagen university. 

Since  2001 , she has worked  with UN Agencies ( 14 years)  , research institutes , Ministries and  NGOs  in Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Her field of work has been  development and humanitarian programs , at different areas of  service provision, program management,  and policy making and operational research  for health and protection sectors. She speaks Persian, English, Azerbayjani and Swedish.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Journalism
Skills
Medical

Aygun Rashidova

Tbilisi, Georgia
Aygun is a freelance journalist publishing in Azerbaijani and regional media, including her current work as a multimedia producer at Voice of America. She has also worked on international documentary film festivals including CineDOC-Tbilisi and DokuBaku and is the founder of Sevil, an international Read morewomen’s documentary film festival in Azerbaijan.
Languages
Azerbaijani
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Training
+6

Farhad Daneshvar

Bakı, Azerbaijan
A BBC-trained journalist with expertise in the Middle East, Iran and the CIS in particular Azerbaijan as well as multi-language capabilities who displays an ability to write balanced, informative and interesting stories that give all involved parties an opportunity to have their say. A quick Read morelearner who can absorb new ideas and can communicate clearly and effectively. Possessing excellent bonding skills and an inquiring mind that helps to win over the confidence of people. Multi-skilled with an ability to build strong working relationships with fellow investigators, photographers, columnists and news editors.
Currently looking for a suitable role in journalism with a reputable publisher.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Finance Current Affairs Business
+8

Azad Safarov

Bonn, Germany
Hi all. I am a journalist from Ukraine. I used to work during the revolution and war in Ukraine. I have been working as a journalist, fixer, translator for CNN, Euronews, Deutsche Welle, Radio Free Europe. 

Since 2015 I have been working as a line producer, assistant director for Danish film Read moreproduction in the east of Ukraine. Our first film got more than 40 awards and shortlisted to Oscar

I like to work in the fields. I can film, edit, broadcast etc

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help
Languages
Azerbaijani German English
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Media Training Current Affairs Fact Checking

Siamak Ebrahimi

İstanbul, Turkey
siamak ebrahimi is a journalist/Photographer and videographer based in İstanbul, Turkey.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Breaking News Climate Change Social
+7
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