Gauri Lankesh Awarded Anna Politkovskaya Award
Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru in September, will be posthumously given the Anna Politkovskaya Award this year, making her the first Indian to receive the honour, her family said on Thursday.
Lankesh will share the annual award, instituted in memory of a Russian investigative reporter who was assassinated last year in Moscow, with Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail.
Ismail is fighting rightwing extremism in Pakistan.
The award is conferred by London-based organisation RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War), and the announcement about Lankesh winning it was made to the media in Bengaluru by her mother Indira, brother Indrajit and sister Kavitha Lankesh.