The National Information Agency of Tajikistan (NIAT) Khovar, previously known as the Tajik Telegraph Agency, was established on December 31, 1925, as the central information agency of Tajikistan.

Khovar and Khovar Radio have correspondents in all the provinces and districts of the country, as well as in Russia, Turkey, Germany, and the USA.  Today, with its multilingual digital platforms available in Tajik, Russian, English, Arabic and Farsi, the most important news about Tajikistan and the world is available to listeners around the globe through

Khovar provides alternative perspectives on current affairs and acquaints international audiences with a Tajik viewpoint on major events.

The agency is granted an exclusive right to collect and disseminate official information relating to the activities of the president of Tajikistan, the Supreme Assembly and the government of Tajikistan.

Khovar is an autonomous, non-profit organization that is publicly financed from the budget of Tajikistan. For more information, please contact the Khovar press office at


In 1925, the Presidium of the Revolutionary Committee of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic adopted a resolution to organize the Department of the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) in Tajikistan to be known as the Tajik Telegraph Agency (TTA), which was tasked with receiving and distributing TASS materials from Moscow to the local newspapers as well as disseminating reliable, information about the country, its politics, economy, diplomacy, science, culture, sports, and other important social matters.

During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 TTA produced special photo reports, describing the situation on the front lines.  Most of the staff joined the military to defend the homeland, while the agency employed women and elderly people. During the post-war reconstruction of the war-torn economy, TTA continued to expand its capabilities. Its channels worked to maximum capacity to broadcast domestically and abroad. Up to 3,500 informational reports were prepared by four editorial departments of TTA every year.

In 1981, its photography editorial department was equipped with a color photography equipment, allowing the possibility to print monthly 20-page photo reports titled “Tajikistan Today.” The department provided photos not only to state publications, but also to 7 regional, 44 district and city newspapers.

Tough damaged by the civil war of 1990s the TTA did not cease its operation.

On April 10, 1992 TTA was renamed Tajik News Agency (TNA) Khovar. On April 30, 2004 it gained the status of the central state information body under the government of Tajikistan and was renamed the National Information Agency of Tajikistan (NIAT) Khovar.

Today, Khovar is a major information center of the country and an institution wherein journalists and translators of Tajik, Russian, Arabic, Persian and English languages can hone their skills.

The main task of the agency is to collect and provide information on the most important domestic and foreign policy issues to other mass media for further dissemination domestically and abroad. Special information newsletters in the Tajik and Russian languages titled “Nabzi Khovar” (Pulse of the East) are prepared for state departments, organizations, institutions, enterprises, public organizations, foreign embassies and international bodies.

Radio Khovar FM, a subsidiary which was established in 2011, is one of the most popular radio stations in the country. Radio Khovar is available globally through



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NIAT Khovar
Rudaki Avenue 40
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734025


Director of NIAT Khovar, Subhiddin SHAMSIDDINZODA

First Deputy Director of NIAT Khovar, Rukhsora NURZODA

Deputy Director of NIAT Khovar, Qanoatullo SAIFULLOEV


Editor-in-Chief of the Tajik service, Nazokat KODIROVA

Editor-in-Chief of the Russian service, Elena BATENKOVA

Editors, Payrav NAZAROV, Akramkhoja AKBAROV

Translation Department Editor, Khushnud RAHMATULLOEV

Photo Studio Editor, Maqsudjon MUHIDDINJONOV

Literary Reviewer, Mansur SAYFIDDINOV

Corrector, Vladimir YAKOVLEV


Director, Saidjafar ASHURZODA


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