U.S. News and World Report's David Kaplan writes about the killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya and the Russian government's shocking and atrocious lack of response to the execution-style slaying of journalists there. "For those of us in international journalism training, Anna was something of a legend--a relentless investigative reporter who refused to back down as Putin and his cronies have stifled, squeezed, and squelched that nation's once-promising independent media. We muckrakers in the West are fond of saying that we speak truth to power, but what we do is nothing compared with what Anna Politkovskaya did on a regular basis, exposing war crimes in Chechnya and hypocrisy in the Kremlin. Her work was required reading for anyone--journalists, political scientists, intelligence analysts
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