In February, correspondent Anna Badkhen traveled from Moscow to Grozny, Chechnya by train to report on the simmering insurgency and human rights violations that continue to wrack the region after Russia announced the end of its war against Chechen separatists last year. She hid her identity as a journalist and kept a journal during the […]
Lawlessness and sectarian violence quickly engulfed Iraq after the fall of Saddam, leaving women especially vulnerable. Correspondent Anna Badkhen and photojournalist Mimi Chakarova visited a secret women’s shelter in Baghdad to meet with rape victims and war widows and document their stories. CIR spoke to the reporters in their hotel room in Baghdad via Skype […]
Lawlessness and sectarian violence quickly engulfed Iraq after the fall of Saddam, leaving women vulnerable. Human rights groups say incidents of rape have increased, and by Iraqi tradition the victims are shunned and sometimes murdered by family members in “honor killings.” Correspondent Anna Badkhen and photojournalist Mimi Chakarova visit a secret women’s shelter in Baghdad […]
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Something much harder to repair than basic infrastructure is broken now, too.
Anna Badkhen visits one of the few Jewish chaplains deployed in Baghdad.
Everyone in Baghdad knows someone who was killed or wounded.
Languages and cultures clash when U.S. troops search Iraqi homes in Baghdad.
On patrol, Anna Badkhen visits the slums of Baghdad, now “a wasteland.”
Anna Badkhen accompanies U.S. soldiers as they search Iraqi homes.
Anna Badkhen talks to a soldier about life in Baghdad, and loss.