Ms. Fatima Tlisova

Ms. Fatima Tlisova is an award-winning investigative reporter with extensive experience in the conflict-ridden North Caucasus. Over the past decade, she has covered the most sensitive topics affecting the region, including human rights violations, torture and detention, women’s rights, nationalist sentiments, the role of Islam in regional affairs, and abuses of power by authorities. She served as editor-in-chief of the Regnum News Agency from 2004–2007 and has reported for Russia’s Novaya Gazeta, the Associated Press, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the Jamestown Foundation, and Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. Most recently, Ms. Tlisova was a Carr Center Fellow and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She is a recipient of the Gerd Bucerius Freedom of Expression Award, the Amnesty International UK Media Award, the Rory Pack Trust Award, the Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Award, and the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism.

During her fellowship, Ms. Tlisova is working to publish articles and produce short documentaries telling the stories of journalists exiled from the North Caucasus.