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Title:Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches
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Category:Non fiction, Journalism, Russia, History, Politics, Essays, Abandoned

Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches by Anna Politkovskaya, Arch Tait

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

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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, 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, 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, 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