Timeline: What's happened since Anna Politkovskaya's murder?

Anna Politkovskaya, correspondent of Novaya Gazeta, speaks at a news conference in Moscow, February 27, 2001. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya faced numerous threats and attacks over the course of her career. After death threats, negotiating a hostage situation, surviving an alleged poisoning, and being held captive, she was murdered in her elevator on October 7, 2006.

November 23 marks the International Day to End Impunity, a campaign demanding justice for those who have been targeted for exercising their right to free expression.

Russia is one of the top 10 countries listed on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Impunity Index. To help put a spotlight on the issue of impunity in Russia, and help mark the Day, we have put together a timeline of the major events related to Anna Politkovskaya’s murder. Help us continue to shine a spotlight on her story, and her important work.

Want to learn more about the life of Anna Politkovskaya?
Join us November 22 for a screening of A Bitter Taste of Freedom, a documentary examining the life of the courageous journalist.
Click here to purchase tickets to A Bitter taste of Freedom.

Special thanks to CJFE volunteer Carmen Gómez-Cotta for compiling this timeline.