A guide to the New East


Diloram Ibrahimova

Diloram joined the BBC World Service in 1994 and was instrumental in the creation of its Central Asian Service. In her current role, Diloram leads the BBC News Uzbek service and contributes to the strategic direction of the BBC’s services in Central Asia. In particular, she has led a drive to tailor BBC Uzbek content for Afghanistan and has recruited a network of stringers for the BBC teams in Central Asia and Northern Afghanistan.

Olya Ivanova

Olya Ivanova is documentary photographer from Moscow. Her work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian Weekend, Monocle, Bloomberg, Neon, Port and other magazines around the world. In her free time she photographs Russian villages and studies at the Institute of Contemporary Art.