Nigar Fatali is a print, online and multimedia freelance journalist with an interest in foreign policy, human rights and science. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where she received her Master's degree in journalism as an Edmund S. Muskie fellow. At the University of Arizona, she was the president of the Society of Professional Journalists' student chapter in 2012-2013. She has interned with Arizona Public Media and Foreign Policy Association.
Fatali was born and raised in Azerbaijan where she was a prominent blogger and a political activist. She advocated for human rights and contributed to the release of political prisoners. She speaks Russian, English and Azerbaijani.