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Gauri Lankesh Honoured With Anna Politkovskaya Award

Gauri Lankesh has been honoured posthumously with the Anna Politkovskaya Award.


  • She was a journalist and social activist.
  • She was shot dead on September 5 2017.
  • Anna Politkovskaya Award is instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in War.
  • A brave Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismaial was also awarded with the same award for her spirit to fight against Islamic extremisim. 
  • Gulalai also faced death threats for pointing out Taliban in North-west Pakistan. 
  • , who similarly is fighting against Islamic extremism. Ms. Ismail has faced the death threats for speaking out against the Taliban in north-west Pakistan.
  • Gauri is the 12th woman to receive this prestigious award. 
  • On September 17, Gauri was awarded with Periyar Award posthumously by the Thinkers Forum 

About Anna Politkovskaya Award

  • Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist.
  • She was killed in 2006 in Moscow for her courage to speak out on behalf of the suffering of the civilians in the war in Chechnya
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