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Impunity and attacks silence Russian journalists

13 October 2011 Five years after investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, attacks on journalists are still commonplace in Russia. The photograph of a bespectacled, grey-haired woman, her head resting in her hands has become iconic to human rights campaigners worldwide. A symbol of the risks campaigning journalists in Russia face.Five years ago, Anna Politkovskaya - an investigative journalist who wrote highly critical reports of Russian military actions in Chechnya and of the Kremlin - was gunned down in the lift of her Moscow apartment block. The killing drew worldwide…

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