Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Prize Announced

IAS Prelims 2023

A bookseller detained in China for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders has awarded a prize for free speech and press freedom awarded by a Swedish media organisation.

Gui Minhai is one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing in 2015 and later appeared in mainland Chinese custody. The four others have returned to Hong Kong.

The prize is named after Anna Politkovskaya, a Ukrainian journalist best known for reporting on human rights violations in Chechnya who was murdered in Moscow in 2006.