|RAW in WAR announces 2016 Anna Politkovskaya Award Winner and Special Award|
RAW in WAR are excited to announce the winner of this year’s Anna Politkovskaya Award as a Special Award to commemorate 10 years since Anna’s murder.
THE WINNER OF THE 2016 RAW in WAR ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA AWARD
We celebrate the work of Jineth Bedoya – a brave Colombian journalist and human rights defender, for her fearless reporting of the atrocities against civilians during the armed conflict and the corruption, which has resulted from the 52 years of conflict in Colombia. She has also spoken out and campaigned against violence towards women despite great risks to herself.
“For me, as a Colombian, a journalist and a survivor of war in my country, there
could be no greater honour than to reclaim the fight - both
professional and personal - that Anna fought, for truth in her country and
for those who believed in her work.”
WINNER OF A SPECIAL RAW in WAR ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA AWARD TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF ANNA
We also honour Valentina Cherevatenko, a courageous Russian human rights and peace activist who is dedicated to supporting civilians whose lives continue to be affected by violence in the North Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. Through her organisations, Valentina works with those, who suffer the psychological damage induced by conflict and violence in the region, despite the risk to herself and her organization.
“Being awarded the Anna Politkovskaya prize is a great honour, too. It puts many years of my peace building work and “Women of the Don’s work, as a whole, on the par with what Anna did, what she fought for and what she died for...”
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