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"Is Journalism Worth Dying For?": One woman's story

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For Anna Politkovskaya, Russia was a grim country -- a 'managed democracy' governed by brutal leaders and craven bureaucrats, policed by violent and extortionist security services, and reported on only by 'servants of the Presidential Administration.' Her crusading, obsessive journalism made her many enemies, not least inside the Kremlin; she endured beatings, poisoning, and a mock execution; but she did not back down. Murdered in 2006, her killers never found, Politkovskaya lives on in 'Is Journalism Worth Dying For?,' a collection of her 'final dispatches.'

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