Anna Politkovskaya is Russia’s finest, independent journalist. She writes for the Novaya Gazeta newspaper and has made her name reporting on the war in Chechnya. I spent time with her during the recent Sydney Writer’s Festival and my interview is here.
Not unlike Haifa Zangana, Politkovskaya refuses to accept the narrative put down by governments, bureaucrats and sycophantic journalists. She is a true inspiration.