Politkovskaya two years on

This week is the second anniversary of the assassination of crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Reactions have been fraught with anger. Major questions remain over her death, not least the likely involvement of senior political figures.

Hundreds of people gathered in central Moscow to remember her work and life.

I interviewed Politkovskaya in Sydney in 2006 and my interview covered many areas, not least the reasons behind her writings, the dangers she faced in doing so and the kind of journalism she strived to achieve.

Fearless reporting inspired me deeply.

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