19. Anna Politkovskaya
Another tragic reminder that being fearless in an unjust world comes with a price! Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya was well known for reporting on political events happening in her country – especially the 2nd Chechen War.
The first attempt on her life was by poisoning but she recovered. However, she was murdered in 2006 in an elevator, and the identity of her attacker is still unknown.