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Anna Politkovskaya on Television, Tokyo, Japan

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Off Tv screen, NHK morning news, at about 7.30 am Sunday 8 October 2006, Tokyo, Japan.

The news was about the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a prominent investigative journalist in Russia who has been reporting on the war in Chechenya.

from the BBC:
Chechen war reporter discovered dead

I’ve read her books and articles, in Japanese and English. I just do not know what to say. She got bullets for what she wrote? What a fantastic world.

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  1. JPotter says:
    45 of 49 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quality TV for the price, March 22, 2011
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    I had been holding out for the 2010 42″ Samsung Plamsa model to drop in price which I had been patiently watching since early November. When the price was still the same come March – I decided it wasn’t getting any cheaper.

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    If not wall mounting it comes with a good quality stand – though one of the mounting holes on the TV was stripped on my mount out of the box – something I didn’t discover until days later. Since the free stand is temporary for me and I’ll eventually wall-mount, I was not concerned.

    Picture quality is what you’d expect from a plasma – bright colors, good blacks, and a little bit of a glossy (reflective) screen. The screen isn’t too bad – I use it in a highly lit room and only if the sun is right on it does it bother me.

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  2. E. Soboll "Eddy" says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
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    Plasma is the way to go!, May 12, 2011
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    Just got this TV! Was wondering between Panasonic and Samsung and LCD vs. Plasma. I bought this one to replace my Panasonic Viera 32″ 720p LCD. My room to watch is not so big and the space to place the tv was just right. I don’t have a home theater and just use HD from the Comcast source.
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  3. Crusher says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
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    Samsung 450 43″ 720p Plasma TV, May 1, 2011
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    This Plasma TV is INCREDIBLE!! I have been researching HD TV’s for 2 years and kept going back and forth between LED & Plasma. Trust me, if your primary reason for purchasing a TV is picture quality there is not comparison to the RICH colors of Plasma. If you are a sports fan, this is the TV to buy! Just keep in mind where you locate the TV in a room that you do not have a window or excessive brightnes behind it but the colors are “real” and PLASMA is definitely the way to go. Oh ya, lets not forget the price at Amazon $539.00 with no sales tax & free shipping.

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  4. mosdave says:

    A great loss.

  5. nofrills says:

    What a huge loss for us. Even though she knew this could happen, she did not step back. But this should not have happened at all

  6. nofrills says:

    Journalists, bloggers, NGO activists, Anna’s translator and many others held a memorial meeting in Tokyo on 12 October 2006.
    You can find some pictures of the meeting (and read about it, in Japanese) at the url below:

    One of the organisers read out his letter to the murdered journalist:

    "Dear Anya,

    This is the first letter to you, and it is a great shame that
    you are now dead.
    I’m ashamed of myself for not having written to you
    before this happened to you and us.

    When you hear the gunshot that took your life,
    none of us, readers of your news stories and books, knew about it.
    You were alone in the lift when you were seeing your death.
    None of us was there. This is a great shame.

    You were the messenger.
    You told us about the war in the North Caucasus.
    The terrible war that has caused so much sorrow.
    You told us
    how people are suffering in the rubbles in the city of Grozny,
    in villages and forests in the Republic,
    and in the streets of Moscow,
    How people are suffering, how people are killed, you told us.

    You let us know what we aren’t willing to know.
    You opened our eyes.
    You made us realise that each of us have something to do.

    Still, we couldn’t protect you. The world failed to protect you.
    This is a shame. A great shame.

    Someday we, along with people in Caucasus, will thank you.
    It’s when we see that you have left us the most important thing
    to end the war.

    Good-bye, Anya.
    May God be with you and your family."

    [rough translation by me.]

  7. simurg(parm..) says:

    she is not death!! she is a live in our heart!!!

  8. nofrills says:

    How true, parmat.
    We will keep her spirit live on.

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