I find it hard to imagine a situation where journalists would have to appeal to a political party to behave like intelligent people rather than mindless thugs.
Yet Ukrainian journalists recently did just that, issuing an open letter of appeal to Ukraine's Party of Regions.
On July 12, at around 12 PM, a group of supporters of the Party of Regions, together with the deputy Oleg Kalashnikov, attacked Marharyta Sytnyk, a journalist from the TV station STB, and Volodymyr Novosad, the operator.
What does it take to get the foreigners to leave Ukraine, and rid the country of homegrown Benedict Arnolds?
What brave souls those journalists are. If this keeps up, I imagine Ukraine's ranking for media freedom will drop back again in the next survey.