Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches (Google eBook)

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Melville House, Apr 5, 2011 - History - 468 pages
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A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist, including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murder

Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting. Is Journalism Worth Dying For? is a long-awaited collection of her final writing.

Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status, the book contains essays that characterize the self-effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books. From deeply personal statements about the nature of journalism, to horrendous reports from Chechnya, to sensitive pieces of memoir, to, finally, the first translation of the series of investigative reports that Politkovskaya was working on at the time of her murder—pieces many believe led to her assassination.

Elsewhere, there are illuminating accounts of encounters with leaders including Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev,  Vladimir Bukovsky. Additional sections collect Politkovskaya’s non-political writing, revealing her delightful wit, deep humanity, and willingness to engage with the unfamiliar, as well as her deep regrets about the fate of Russia.


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User Review  - sherton - LibraryThing

Anna Politkovskaya was a correspondent for the Novaya Gazeta newspaper and was an outspoken critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya. The definition of a hero in many people’s eyes is a ... Read full review

Is Journalism Worth Dying For? Final Dispatches

User Review  - Judy Solberg - Book Verdict

Wherever there is a war or a crisis, there are journalists covering the story, sometimes putting their lives at risk to keep us informed. Politkovskaya cared passionately for human rights and for the ... Read full review

Contents

5 Beslan
A Country at Peace
The World Beyond Russia
8 The Other Anna
9 The Last Pieces
10 After October 7
Glossary
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA (born 1958 in New York City) was a special correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta and the author of A Dirty War; A Small Corner of Hell; Putin’s Russia; and A Russian Diary. She was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006.


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