Remembering heroic journalist Anna Politkovskaya
SWD 9: Remembering heroic journalist Anna Politkovskaya [Анна Степановна Политковская – her name in Russian).
Art: 2010. Media: Ink, colored pencil, pencil.
Framed. The drawing paper is 22 ¼ inch H x 30 W
(Framed size is slightly larger)
A noted journalist and human rights activist, Politkovskaya was born in New York City August 30, 1995; and assassinated – murdered – in Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2006.
Ms. Politkovskaya was born on Oct. 30, 1958 in New York City to Ukrainian-born diplomatic parents. Raised in Moscow, she became a journalist and was a critic of Russian dictator Putin. She was also a critic of the second Russian military war against Chechnya. On Oct. 78, 2006 she was shot to death at point-blank range in Moscow. She was 48.
A 1 min., 53 sec. video of the drawing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Avuo6Nt-8Y
The Committee to Protect Journalists: https://www.cpj.org
The CPJ website includes several petitions: Please sign. Don’t be silent! Thank you.
Worldwide, since 1992, over 1,095 journalists have been murdered.