2006-10-13 Margreet Strijbos
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Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaja is mourned from Dresden to Stockholm

People walk in procession during a funeral ceremony for slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya at Troyehe was a Russian investigative journalist but Anna Politkovskaja, was mourned internationally. Her colleagues say her murder was retaliation for her reports on Chechnya and indeed her legacy will forever be linked to the fight for press freedom. Radio Netherlands opened their vault to take us back to an interview they recorded in 1995 after the journalist fell seriously ill with symptoms of food poisoning after covering the Beslan hostage tragedy. She alleged that the Russian government poisoned her in an attempt to silence her reports on the war in Chechnya

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