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|Title||:||Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches|
|Author||:||Anna Politkovskaya, Arch Tait|
|Number of Pages||:||468|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Journalism, Russia, History, Politics, Essays, Abandoned|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murder .
Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting i Is Journalism Worth Dying For i is a long awaited collection of her final writing .
Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status the book contains essays that characterize the self effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books From deeply personal statements about the nature of journalism to horrendous reports from Chechnya to sensitive pieces of memoir to finally the first translation of the series of investigative reports that Politkovskaya was working on at the time of her murder pieces many believe led to her assassination .
Elsewhere there are illuminating accounts of encounters with leaders including Lionel Jospin Tony Blair George W Bush and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky Akhmed Zakaev Vladimir Bukovsky Additional sections collect Politkovskaya s non political writing revealing her delightful wit deep humanity and willingness to engage with the unfamiliar as well as her deep regrets about the fate of Russia From the Trade Paperback edition
b A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm from the bravest of journalists i The New York Times i b br br Hailed as a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness New Statesman Anna Politkovskaya made her name with her fearless reporting on the war in Chechnya Now she turns her steely gaze on the multiple threats to Russian stability among them President Putin himself br br Putin s Russia depicts a far reaching state of decay Politkovskaya describes an army in which soldiers die from malnutrition parents must pay bribes to recover their dead sons bodies and conscripts are even hired out as slaves She exposes rampant corruption in business government and the judiciary where everything from store permits to bus routes to court appointments is for sale And she offers a scathing condemnation of the ongoing war in Chechnya where kidnappings extrajudicial killings rape and torture are begetting terrorism rather than fighting it br br Sounding an urgent alarm i Putin s Russia i is both a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of a great and intrepid reporter
A devastating account of contemporary Russia by a great and brave writer br br A Russian Diary is the book that Anna Politkovskaya had recently completed when she was murdered in a contract killing in Moscow It covers the period from the Russian elections of December to the tragic aftermath of the Beslan school siege in late The book is an unflinching record of the plight of millions of Russians and a pitiless report on the cynicism and corruption of Vladimir Putin s presidency
The recent murder of Anna Politkovskaya is grim evidence of the danger faced by journalists passionately committed to writing the truth about wars and politics A longtime critic of the Russian government particularly with regard to its policies in Chechnya Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper i Novaya gazeta i Beginning in Politkovskaya authored numerous articles about the war in Chechnya and she was the only journalist to have constant access to the region br br Politkovskaya s second book on the Chechen War i A Small Corner of Hell i offers an insider s view of this ongoing conflict In this book Politkovskaya focuses her attention on those caught in the crossfire She recounts the everyday horrors of living in the midst of war examines how the Chechen war has damaged Russian society and takes a hard look at the ways people on both sides profited from it Now available in paperback i A Small Corner of Hell i ensures that Politkovskaya s words will not be erased i A Small Corner of Hell i skips harrowingly from year to year and place to place The arch villains are the Russian death squads venal and brutal and the complacent lying politicians and generals who profit from the illegal trade in booty oil and captives Her heroes are not the Chechen resistance a gangsterish and ill fed lot but the long suffering civilian population whose natural grit and solidarity has gradually dissolved under the relentless brutality of daily life i Economist i br A personal unblinking stare at the casualties of war Jonathan Kaplan i Los Angeles Times i
The Chechen War was supposed to be over in after the first Yeltsin campaign but in the summer of the new Putin government decided in their own words to do the job properly Before all the bodies of those who had died in the first campaign had been located or identified many more thousands would be slaughtered in another round of fighting br br The first account to be written by a Russian woman i A Dirty War i is an edgy and intense study of a conflict that shows no sign of being resolved Exasperated by the Russian government s attempt to manipulate media coverage of the war journalist Anna Politkovskaya undertook to go to Chechnya to make regular reports and keep events in the public eye br br In a series of despatches from July to January she vividly describes the atrocities and abuses of war whether it be the corruption endemic in post Communist Russia in particular the government and the military or the spurious arguments and abominable behaviour of the Chechen authorities In these courageous reports Politkovskaya excoriates male stupidity and brutality on both sides of the conflict and interviews the civilians whose homes and communities have been laid waste leaving them nowhere to live and nothing and no one to believe in
A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murder br br Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting i Is Journalism Worth Dying For i is a long awaited collection of her final writing br br Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status the book contains essays that characterize the self effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books From deeply personal statements about the nature of journalism to horrendous reports from Chechnya to sensitive pieces of memoir to finally the first translation of the series of investigative reports that Politkovskaya was working on at the time of her murder pieces many believe led to her assassination br br Elsewhere there are illuminating accounts of encounters with leaders including Lionel Jospin Tony Blair George W Bush and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky Akhmed Zakaev Vladimir Bukovsky Additional sections collect Politkovskaya s non political writing revealing her delightful wit deep humanity and willingness to engage with the unfamiliar as well as her deep regrets about the fate of Russia From the Trade Paperback edition
Il ottobre Anna Politkovskaja stata ritrovata nell androne della sua casa moscovita uccisa da quattro colpi di arma da fuoco Dopo pochi giorni avrebbe pubblicato sul giornale Novaja Gazeta i risultati di una sconvolgente inchiesta sulle torture perpetrate in Cecenia dai russi l ultimo reportage di una carriera giornalistica sempre all insegna del coraggio della verit della lotta per i diritti e la dignit degli individui per la libert e la democrazia Quella che ancora in Russia non c Testimone scomoda sempre in prima linea ha vissuto sulla propria pelle e raccontato al mondo senza mezzi termini i lati pi oscuri della Russia postsovietica gli episodi pi drammatici dalla strage di bambini nella scuola di Beslan al sequestro di ostaggi al Teatro Dubrovka alla guerra cecena
Before her murder in Anna Politkovskaya won international fame for her reporting b Nothing But the Truth b is a collection of her best writing br br Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status b Nothing But the Truth b contains material which characterizes the self effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books The collection in this book presents a solid overview of her highly professional reportage and will also stand as a tribute to her matter of fact personal courage disclosing information Anna glosses over or omitted completely about the dangers she faced and the threats she received in the course of her work br br Elsewhere there are illuminating accounts of interviews and encounters with Western leaders including Lionel Jospin Tony Blair George W Bush and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky Akhmed Zakaev and Vladimir Bukovsky Additional sections contain her non political writing revealing her delightful personality as well as detailing international reactions to her murder br br b Nothing But the Truth b serves as a wide ranging and lasting collection of writing by one of the most outstanding and courageous reports of our era
Dall agosto del Anna Politkovskaia grande reporter del bisettimanale Novaia Gazetta stata pi di quaranta volte in Cecenia per seguire la guerra la seconda che questa piccola repubblica subisce Secondo la giornalista sono in gioco l avvenire stesso della Russia e le sue chance di arrivare a una vera democrazia Descrivendo il calvario della popolazione cecena dimostra che il persistere del conflitto lo rende sempre pi incontrollabile La violenza assoluta favorisce la minoranza cecena pi estrema a detrimento della maggioranza dalle idee pi occidentali e disumanizza i combattenti dei due schieramenti I militari russi saccheggiano stuprano e uccidono nella totale impunit i combattenti ceceni annegano nella delazione e nei regolamenti di conti divorati dal desiderio di vendetta da una parte e da ciniche esigenze di sopravvivenza dall altra scivolando talvolta nella criminalit pura e semplice Alla fine questi comportamenti finiscono per corrodere moralmente tutta la societ Per Anna Politkovskaia che non risparmia nemmeno il presidente russo Vladimir Putin questa spirale infernale ha la sua origine nella tradizione di un potere che ha bisogno di un nemico di un capro espiatorio cui far portare il peso dei problemi reali dei russi nel difficile periodo del postcomunismo
Di tutti i libri di Anna Politkovskaja questo uscito dopo il suo assassinio il pi tragico e potente ci dice infatti il perch di un destino consente di leggere in successione le cronache che nel tempo hanno decretato la fine di una vita Gli articoli sono stati raccolti dai figli e dalla sorella di Anna Politkovskaja e grazie al lavoro appassionato dei giornalisti di Novaja gazeta Ne uscito un documento dove testi pubblicati e altri ancora inediti confluiscono in una sorta di ininterrotto reportage sulla Russia contemporanea dall ottobre a fine settembre pochi giorni prima della morte avvenuta il ottobre nell androne di casa per mano di un killer Il febbraio un tribunale moscovita ha assolto i tre imputati del delitto ma il giugno la Corte Suprema ha annullato per significative violazioni procedurali la sentenza di assoluzione Il processo dunque si rifar Per Anna Politkovskaja l unico giornalismo possibile era un giornalismo sanitario cos lei lo definiva teso a proclamare una verit che si imprime nella memoria anche grazie al vigore dello stile al senso dello humour all alta percettivit nello scandagliare l anima di vincitori e vinti Il campo di indagine vastissimo ma qui gli scenari gi delineati nei libri precedenti vengono ripercorsi con nuovi dettagli e approfondimenti rivelatori
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