The Writer’s Conscience: Remembering Anna Politkovskaya & Russia?s Forgotten War
PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, CUNY, present an evening of readings from Anna Politkovskaya’s work and a conversation about the costs of an ongoing but forgotten war.
With Musa Klebnikov, Kati Marton, Dana Priest, Francine Prose, David Remnick, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Natalia Estemirova
On October 7, 2006, renowned Russian journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in a contract killing in the elevator of her apartment building. On the day of her murder, she was completing an article on torture in Chechnya, the latest in her seven-year effort to chronicle and expose the human rights abuses and horrors of Russia’s “War on Terrorism” in that region. Her killing—the 13th contract-style assassination of a journalist in Russia since Vladimir Putin became President in 2000—shocked the world and deepened doubts about the direction of democracy in Russia.