Zamira Abbasova is a journalist podcaster from Azerbaijan. She comes to journalism from long-standing political activism and peacebuilding backgrounds. When it became unbearable to practice either one, she turned to journalistic practice and trained young people to start their own activistic radio stations in Azerbaijan. She also created the first peace radio in the South Caucasus region along with other peacebuilder women from Armenia and Georgia. Talk shows that covered different ranges of subjects among these three women created strong opposition in the Azerbaijani government forcing her to flee from the country in 2015. Zamira is an occasional publisher at London's Morning Star newspaper She is an ICORN's writer in residence in Leiden (2019-2021), the Netherlands. Currently, she serves as an editorial member of LeidsCement, a cultural platform of city Leiden as a cultural journalist.