Marie Colvin (the United States) 2012

6th October 2012

This year’s winner is a unique woman, a courageous war correspondent, who dedicated her life to reporting from the frontline of almost every major conflict in recent history. From the war in the Balkans to […]


Razan Zaitouneh (Syria) 2011

6th October 2011

The winner of RAW in WAR’s fifth annual Anna Politkovskaya Award is Razan Zaitouneh from Syria. Razan is a 34-year-old human rights lawyer from Syria who has gone into hiding after being accused by the […]


Dr. Halima Bashir (Darfur/Sudan) 2010

6th October 2010

The winner of RAW in WAR’s fourth annual Anna Politko­vskaya Award is Dr Halima Bashir from Darfur (Sudan). Halima comes from the Zaghawa tribe who inhabit the western region of Sudan. In 2003 she became […]


One Million Signatures Campaign (Iran) 2009

6th October 2009

The winner of this year’s Anna Politkovskaya Award is the One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality (Iran). The grass roots campaign, launched in 2006, aims to collect one million signatures of Iranian nationals to a […]


Malalai Joya (Afghanistan) 2008

6th October 2008

The winner of RAW in WAR’s second annual Anna Politkovskaya Award is Malalai Joya from Afghanistan. Malalai Joya (30) was the youngest elected member of Afghanistan’s national parliament in 2005 and past elected delegate for […]


Natalia Estemirova (Chechnya/Russia) 2007

5th October 2007

Natalia Estemirova, was a close friend and colleague of Anna Politkovskaya, as well as a courageous human rights defender and freelance journalist, who worked in Chechnya for the human rights organization, Memorial. Natalia was Anna’s […]