Anna Politkovskaya was an outstanding woman, devoted writer, and Human Rights activist. On October 7th 2006, a group of cowards assassinated her because they were afraid to face the truth. She was murdered because she exposed the crimes of the Russian government. Throughout the years Politkovskaya had been tracked down, followed, and investigated but that did not discourage her. Even after several failed assassination attempts, she kept going because she knew that she possessed a gift that was no match for the Russian government. She had the gift of writing, and wrote about the facts. Anna revealed the secrets that government tried kept hidden, and exposed their evil deeds. Even though her life was at stake she never gave up, she knew that it was her duty to keep the world informed. The world will never forget her. We salute Anna Politkovskaya.
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Remember Chechnya Source: Washington Post By Anna Politkovskaya Date: November 14, 2001 Three years ago Russian President Vladimir Putin came to power by launching a war in Chechnya that is still referred to in Russia as an anti-terrorist operation. The war continues, with almost 4,000 Russian soldiers having been killed and more than 13,000 wounded. Why? In Russia, the disjunction between official statistics and real life is as great as that between Putin and democratic freedoms, an issue President Bush should raise in his discussions with Putin this week. This disjunction is evident to all who seek to answer the question: What is the reality in Chechnya today? The answer is that Chechnya is an isolated enclave within Russia, a 21st century ghetto. No one may freely enter or freely leave -- neither men nor women; neither children, nor the old. Military checkpoints are everywhere. In order to pass these checkpoints, civilians must place a "Form ... >>full
See No Evil: An Interview with Anna Politkovskaya Emma Gray, Europe Program Consultant, CPJ November 13, 2001
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today released an exclusive interview with exiled Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a correspondent [until October 2001] with the Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta, who is known for her investigative reports on human rights abuses committed by the Russian military in Chechnya.
Politkovskaya fled Russia to Vienna in early October after she received death threats related to her reporting in Chechnya. "What torments me more than anything," Politkovskaya says in the interview, "is the thought that those people who wanted me to stop my work have succeeded."
Europe program consultant Emma Gray met with Politkovskaya in Vienna on October 26 , to discuss the recent threats she has faced, her coverage of the conflict in Chechnya, and the current state of journalism in Russia.
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DFN Hosts Online Meeting with Journalist Anna Politkovskaya Exiled Author to Discuss Chechnya and Russia's Role in the Fight against Terrorism NEWARK, N.J., November 9, 2001 — The Digital Freedom Network (DFN) will host an online meeting with Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Thursday, November 15 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM New York Time (Thursday, 9:00-10:00 PM GMT). The online meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place on DFN's Web site at <http://dfn.org/meet>. No registration is required. Anyone may attend the meeting and post questions to Ms. Politkovskaya in the moderated forum. The chat will be in English, translated by author Andrey Kurkov. Anna Politkovskaya is an award-winning Russian journalist who covered the war in Chechnya. Her exposes of the atrocities there sparked international protests and forced her to flee her native land last month after she received death threats from the Russian military. Ms. Politkovskaya's articles were ... >>full
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