Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ukraine enjoying greater press freedom

According to this Radio Free Europe report:

Ukraine enjoys a wide range of state and private television and radio stations, as well as print and electronic news outlets. While Ukraine's media ownership is diverse, it still confronts the challenges that accompany oligarchic ownership structures. Nevertheless, since the end of 2004 the media in Ukraine, while today still designated Partly Free, have achieved a degree of pluralism and independence that would have been unthinkable in the pre-Orange Revolution era.

Democracy is a slow process but, put in the context of this article, it is moving along at a nice clip in Ukraine! Unfortunately, many of Ukraine's neighbours are not nearly so progressive, but all in all, the article has some very encouraging and uplifting news.

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