Thursday, February 09, 2006

Good work, you're fired

This is the thanks you get for risking your livelihood (if not your life!) to support the Orange Revolution and media freedom.

"A sign language interpreter at the state television channel UT-1, she abandoned the script during a live news bulletin in November 2004 to denounce a rigged presidential election and declare her support for the defeated candidate, Viktor Yushchenko.

Mrs Dmytruk was hailed as a heroine after Mr Yushchenko swept to power in a re-run of the poll a month later. But when a hot-headed young reformer was appointed to shake up UT-1, Mrs Dmytruk was told that the channel no longer needed sign language interpretation. "


A sad situation. But as they say "democracy is messy" and in Ukraine it is still in the infant stages. Let's hope they grow up soon.

1 comment:

Aussiegirl said...

She is disappointed but still plans to vote for anyone other than Yanukovych!! Let's hope there's many more like her.