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Esfandiar Adena Esfandiar Adena Head of BBC Bureau in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Esfandiar studied at the National University of Tajikistan during the country’s five-year civil war and gained his masters degree in sociology from Central University of Hyderabad, India. He joined BBC Persian in 2002, becoming editor and head of the BBC bureau in Tajikistan in 2009. Esfandiar is the BBC Media Action Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) for spring 2013, working on a research project on social media and governance in Tajikistan. Blog posts in total 3

  1. Tajikistan's election: a milestone for social media debate

    Tuesday 5 November 2013, 15:41

    Esfandiar Adena, BBC Media Action Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on how social networks are enabling Tajiks to flex their political muscles.

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  2. Social media in Tajikistan: a battlefield

    Tuesday 18 June 2013, 16:30

    Esfandiar Adena, BBC Media Action's Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, on the online conflict between pro-government and opposition voices ahead of Tajikistan's presidential elections.

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  3. New media in a new Tajikistan

    Tuesday 9 April 2013, 17:21

    Esfandiar Adena, BBC Media Action’s Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, on how mobile phones and the internet are changing Tajikistan.

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