As a Program Manager, Sher Khashimov is responsible for managing ICFJ programs that empower local newsrooms, journalists, and media organizations. Key projects Khashimov works on are the Improving Broadcast and Online News in Kazakhstan program, the Investigative Journalism in Pursuit of Truth and Transparency in Sri Lanka program, and the WHO Road Safety Reporting program.
In addition to working at ICFJ, Khashimov is an independent researcher and a freelance journalist with bylines in Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The Calvert Journal, and CABAR. He holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Indiana University, where his research focused on the crossroads of energy and democracy in Central Asia.
Prior to moving to the US for graduate studies, Khashimov implemented and managed US government-sponsored development projects in Tajikistan for six years at the US Embassy and the American Councils for International Education. He is fluent in English, Russian, and Tajik, and is interested in cultural and social issues and issues of identity in the former Soviet Union space. You can find more information on his LinkedIn page.