Anna Politkovskya  Russia

Anna Politkovskya was a journalist, writer and human rights activist.

On 7th October 2006 she was shot dead in the lift of her block of flats in Moscow.

The assassination remains unresolved.

Politkovskya made her name reporting from Chechnya for Noraya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper well known for its critical and investigative coverage of Russian political and social affairs.

She has published several award winning books about Chechnya, life in Russia and President Putin’s regime.

Awards include:

2001 Golden Pen Prize, Russian Union of Journalists

2001 Amnesty International Global Award. Journalism

2002 PEN Freedom to Write Award

2002 International Women’s Media foundation Award

2004 Olef Palme Prize

2007 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

2007 Democracy Award

 

IN SEPTEMBER 2011 A COURT HEARING  REGARDING SUSPECTS IN A PLOT TO MURDER ANNA POLITKOVSKYA COMMENCED.

 

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