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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Reporters Get Awards

APGannon, left, Politkovskaya and Nyaira attending the International Women's Media Foundation ceremony Wednesday in New York.
NEW YORK -- Three reporters, including Anna Politkovskaya of Novaya Gazeta, have been recognized with the International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism Awards.

Politkovskaya, Kathy Gannon and Sandra Nyaira were honored at a ceremony Wednesday recognizing women who have risked their lives to report about war and repression. "We have the responsibility to ensure that we report the news as fully and accurately as we can," Judy Woodruff of CNN said in introducing the recipients. "These women of courage each made it their personal mission to take on this fight ... without regard to their own physical safety."

Gannon has covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for The Associated Press since 1988. She was in Afghanistan on Sept. 11 and wrote about the Taliban's reaction to the attacks.

Politkovskaya's reporting on the war in Chechnya has earned her harsh criticism from the Russian government.

Nyaira is political editor of The Daily News in Harare, Zimbabwe. She was arrested and charged with "criminal defamation" in April 2001 because she wrote articles accusing President Robert Mugabe of corruption.