Anna Politkovskaya

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Anna Politkovskaya

"October 7, 2007 will mark the first anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkavskaya. Throughout her distinguished career as a Russian journalist, Anna was an outspoken advocate for human rights and an end to the devastating war in Chechnya. Up to the day of her death, Anna reported on the corruption and abuses of high-ranking officials and the need to protect those who were victims of the war. Her career was marked by a determination to report the truth regardless of the consequences, for which she paid with her life. Earlier this month she received UNESCO's World Press Freedom Prize on the 10th anniversary of the award, the first time it was awarded posthumously.

"Anna's award will be accepted by her colleague at Novaya Gazeta Elena Milashina, a courageous investigative journalist in her own right. Ms. Milashina has reported from Chechnya on a number of occasions, focusing primarily on investigations of the Beslan tragedy." [1]

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  1. 2007 Democracy Award to Spotlight Press Freedom, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.
  2. Olof Palme Prize, The Olof Palme Memorial Fund, accessed November 20, 2009.