The Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, a human rights organization in Tajikistan, has awarded Mullo Rajab Yusufi, a correspondent for Radio Liberty’s Tajik service, with the Citizenship in Journalism award. The award was presented on December 9 in Dushanbe.
Mullo Rajab Yusufi is one of the most active reporters of Radio Liberty in Tajikistan, covering issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protests in Badakhshan, human rights violations, rising prices, poverty, natural disasters and more.
He was once attacked and beaten while preparing a report on fuel prices, but he did not back down.
Yusufi has been working in the Dushanbe Bureau of Radio Liberty since 2017. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism of the Tajik National University. In the past, he was a correspondent for Samak, Nigoh, Cabar and TojNews.
The Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law in Tajikistan presented the social fund for its civic initiative Internet politics with the award “For a Special Role in the Promotion of Human Rights.” The organization recognized Dilafruz Samadova as the best human rights defender.
The Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law in Tajikistan annually recognizes human rights defenders and activists in honor of World Human Rights Day, which is celebrated on December 10.