Bio

Oleg Panfilov
Ilia Chavchavadze State University (Georgia)
Georgian International Media Center (Georgia)

Education
1974 – 1979 Leninabad State Pedagogical Institute, Department of Arts, Master’s Degree
1992 International Human Rights School, Warsaw

2010 – Honorary Doctor, Gori University, Georgia.

Work experience

• Since 2014 Ukrainian service of Radio Liberty, Prague, Сommentator
• Since 2009 Ilia State University (Georgia), Professor.
• 2009 – 2012 First Caucasian Cannel (Georgia), Author and Editor
• Since 2011 NGO Resource Center (Georgia), Founder
• Since 2009 Georgian International Media Center (Georgia), Founder
• 2000 – 2010 Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations at the Russian Union of Journalists, Moscow, Director
• 1994 – 2010 Radio Liberty, Prague, independent correspondent, author of Authorities vs. the Press program
• 1994 – 2000, Glasnost Defense Foundation, Moscow, head of monitoring service
• 1995 – 1998 Central Asia magazine, Luleo, Sweden, deputy head editor
• 1994 – 1997 inter-Tajik negotiations under the aegis of the UN, Moscow, Tehran, Islamabad, Kabul, Almaty, Ashgabat, human rights expert
• 1993 – 1994, Committee for Protection of Journalists, New York; head of Moscow office
• 1992 – 1993 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Chicago; information director of Moscow office
• 1992 – 1996 Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent from Moscow) newspaper, correspondent
• 1991 – 1992 Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent from Moscow) newspaper, correspondent in Tajikistan
• 1991 – 1992 Komsomolets Tajikistana/Soglasie newspaper, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, columnist
• 1991 Society for Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; vice-chairman
• 1989 – 1991 Tajikistan Culture Foundation, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; senior expert
• 1984 – 1990 – Tajik TV, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; author and the editor of the program “Memory of the past”
• 1979 – 1989 Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography named after A. Donysh, Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan; research fellow
• 1979 – 1984, secondary school no. 64, Kofarnikhon region, Tajikistan; teacher
• 1975 – 1978, Regional Historical and City Museum, Leninabad; research fellow

Publications
Over 2000 articles published since 1975 in newspapers and magazines in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Sweden, Israel, Iran, USA, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Books
• (co-author) Tajik Antiquities. Catalogue of Exhibition at the State Hermitage. Dushanbe, “Donish” Publishers, 1985. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Studies of History and Culture of Leninabad. Dushanbe, “Donish” Publishers, 1986 (in Russian)

• Finding and fixing the rock art of Northern Tajikistan in 1976-1979. Dushanbe: “Donish” Publishers, 1986 (in Russian)

• Actual issues of humanities at the present stage. Dushanbe: “Donish” Publishers, 1987 (in Russian)

• (co-author) The Scythian-Siberian World. Novosibirsk, 1987. (in Russian)

• A Voyage in History. Sayokhat ba Tarikh. Dushanbe, 1988. (in Russian and Tajik)

• (co-author) Materials on the History of the Tajik Nation. Leninabad, 1989. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Dushanbe, Young and Ancient. Dushanbe, “Adib” Publishers, 1991. (in Russian)

• Persecution of Journalists and the Press in Former USSR States in 1993. Moscow, Glasnost Defense Foundation, 1994. – 52 p. (in Russian)

• Persecution of Journalists and the Press in Former USSR States in 1994. Moscow, Moskovskaya Pravda Publishing House, 1995. (in Russian)

• Journalists at the Chechen War. Facts, Documents, Reports. November 1994 – December 1995. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1995. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Trouble Spot. A Reference Book for Journalists. Moscow, 1995. (in Russian)

• Abuse of the Rights of Journalists and the Press in CIS States in 1995. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House,1996. – 224 p. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Sociology and the Press during Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in 1995 and 1996. Report on “Monitoring Sociological Publications in the Media”, a project of Glasnost Defense Foundation Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1996. (in Russian)

• The Press in CIS States: Conflicts and Rights’ Abuse. 1996. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1997. (in Russian)

• The Press in Russia: Conflicts and Rights’ Abuse.1996. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1997. (in Russian)

• Information War in Chechnya. Facts, Documents, Reports. November 1994 – September 1996. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1997. (in Russian) (www.internews.ru/books/infowar)

• (co-author) Media in the CIS. A study of the Political, Legislative and Socio-Economic Framework. Dusseldorf: The European Institute for the Media, 1997. (in English) (http://www.internews.ras.ru/books/media/tajikistan.html)

• (co-author) Media in the CIS. A study of the Political, Legislative and Socio-Economic Framework. Dusseldorf: The European Institute for the Media, 1997. (in Russian).

• Authorities and the Press in Belarus: a Chronicle of Confrontation. 1994-1997. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 1998. (in Russian).

• (co-author) Partner for Kultur 1998. Shaking Hands & Making Conflicts – Symposium. Stockholm, 1998. (in Swedish)

• (co-author) Partnership for Culture 1998. Shaking Hands & Making Conflicts – Symposium. Stockholm, 1998. ((in English)

• (co-author) Case no. 4. Belarus. The Trial at Oshmyany. Moscow, Galeria Publishers, 1999. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Media in the CIS. A study of the Political, Legislative and Socio-Economic Framework. Dusseldorf: The European Institute for the Media, 1999. (in English) (http://www.internews.ru/books/media1999/62.html)

• (co-author) Media in the CIS. A Study of the Political, Legislative and Socio-Economic Framework. Dusseldorf: The European Institute for the Media, 1999. (in Russian)

• The Press in CIS States: Conflicts and Rights’ Abuse. 1998. Moscow, Laurena Publishers, 1999. (in Russian)

• (co-author) Techniques for Monitoring Conflicts and Violations of the Rights of Journalists and the Press. Moscow, Sashko Publishers, 2000. (in Russian) (http://www.gdf.ru/books/books/monitor/index.html)

• A High-Risk Job. Abuse of the rights of journalists in CIS states. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 2001. – 292 p. (in Russian) (http://www.cjes.ru/library/prof_2000)

• Tecnica de monitoreo de los conflictos y violaciones de los derechos de los periodistas y de la prensa. Habana, 2001 (in Spanish).

• A High-Risk Job. Abuse of the rights of journalists in CIS states. Moscow, Human Rights Publishing House, 2001. – 292 p. (in English) (http://www.cjes.ru/lib/dangerous/index.php)

• (author of the foreword). Directory for the journalists working in war zones. Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2002 (in Russian).
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=31)

• (author of the foreword). Journalists on war in Karabah. Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2002 (in Russian).
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=33)

• (author of the foreword). Active nonviolence. How correctly to lead public protest action. Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2003 (in Russian).
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=119)

• Tajikistan: journalists on civil war (1992-1997). Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2003 (in Russian).
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=346)

• Andrey Babitsky’s story. Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2004 (in Russian).
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=426)

• Putin and the Media: Revival of Soviet Style Propaganda. London: Foreign Policy Centre, 2005 (in English)
(http://www.fpc.org.uk/fsblob/502.pdf)

• (co-author) Erkhee Kherhen Khamgaalah ve? Setguulch, hevlel medeelliyin erhiyin zerchild monitoring hiyih n. Ulaanbaatar: Globe International, 2005 (in Mongolian).

• Tajikistan: journalists on civil war (1992-1997). Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2005 (in Russian). The second edition
(http://www.cjes.ru/lib/?category_id=1&book_id=346)

• (co-author) How to protect the rights? Carrying out of monitoring of infringements of the rights of journalists and mass-media. Moscow: Human Rights Publishing House, 2006 (in Russian).
(http://www.library.cjes.ru/online/?b_id=729)

• Information blockade of Chechnya (September 1996 – December 2000). Tbilisi: Ilia State University Publishing House, 2011 (in Russian).

• Russia – Georgia. Information warfare, August 2008. Tbilisi: Ilia State University Publishing House, 2011 (in Russian).

• Ukraine at War: Truth against Russian Propaganda. Materials of the Conference. Brussels, European Parliament
2015

• Fake Truth. Recommendations for combating Russian Propaganda. Brussels, European Parliament, 2015

• Anti-Soviet history (Антирадянські історії) in Ukrainian. Ternopil, Mandrivets, 2016

• Antisovětské příběhy (in Czech) Praha, Portal, 2016

Films:
1992 – Back to Yagnob, produced by “Centernauchfilm” Documentary Film Studio, Moscow;
1993 – Funeral Reporting, produced by “Center” TV company, Moscow.

Awards received
1991 – Medal of Zoroastrian College, Bombay, India
1993 – Grand-prix at Image of Faith International Film Festival
1995 – Award of the Russian Union of Journalists
1999 – Medal of the Russian Union of Journalists
2013 – Order of Honour, Georgia

Languages
English, intermediate; Tajik (Persian), intermediate.

Personal Information

Nationality: Tajikistan, Georgia
Place of birth: Leninabad (presently Khujand), Tajikistan
Date of birth: 7 September 1957