Mutabar Tadjibayeva

Uzbekistani journalist

Mutabar Tadjibayeva (Uzbek: Mo'tabar Tojiboyeva) is a journalist and human rights activist from Uzbekistan. She started the “Fiery Hearts Club” NGO.[1] She also started the Uzbek news website Jarayon. In 2009 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[2]

Mutabar Tadjibayeva in 2009.


In August 2003, Tadjibayeva got people in a group to demonstrate against corruption. The police stopped the demonstration. Tadjibayaeva was hurt and went to the hospital.[1] In 2005, Tadjibayeva wrote about the Andijan Massacre. Many people died when police stopped the demonstration.[1] Tadjibayeva was in jail from October 2005 to June 2008.[1]


In 2005, the international organization "Peace Women Across the Globe", part of the Nobel Committee, added Tadjibayeva’s name to the list of "1000 women peace activists". This made her a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.[3]

Mutabar Tadjibayeva was on a top 10 list of women who worked for human rights.[4]

In 2008, Tadjibayeva received the Martin Ennals Award.[5] When she received the award, she was still in prison. [6]

For the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fiery Hearts Club received the "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" Prize from France. Mutabar Tadjibayeva accepted the prize in Paris.[7]

In March 2009, Tadjibayeva received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department.[8] Later she returned the award.[9][2]

In 2011, Mutabar Tadjibayeva was on a list of ten most influential women in Central Asia.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Mutabar Tadjibayeva". 100 Information Heroes. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2009 International Women of Courage Award Winner Biographies".
  3. "Власти Узбекистана не одобрили выбор кандидаток на Нобелевскую премию мира".
  4. "Bloggers Unite for Human Rights: 10 Female Human Rights Heroes". two chocolates.
  5. Administrator. "Mutabar Tadjibaeva - 2008". Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  6. "Martin Ennals Award". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  7. "Узбекская правозащитница М.Таджибаева получила награду от правительства Франции".
  8. "State Department's 2009 International Women of Courage Awards".
  9. "Узбекская правозащитница М.Таджибаева отказалась от награды Госдепа США".
  10. "Central Asia's 10 Most Influential (And Connected) Women". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.

Other websitesEdit

  • Jarayon Website "Fiery Hearts Club"