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Friday, 6 October 2017

Gauri Lankesh, First Indian Journalist to win Anna Politkovskaya Award


Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by unknown assailants recently, has been posthumously accorded with the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award, instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in War.

It was honoured to award the annual Anna Politkovskaya Award for women human rights defenders from war and conflict zones jointly to Gauri Lankesh posthumously and to a brave Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail, who similarly is fighting against Islamic extremism. 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist was killed in 2006 in Moscow for her courage to speak out on behalf of the suffering of the civilians in the war in Chechnya.
  • Gauri was awarded Periyar Award posthumously by the Thinkers Forum on September 17 in Bengaluru.

Source- The Hindu

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