Are Ukrainian mass media able to protect human rights?
“The patrol dogs of Ukrainian democracy” master the lessons in human rights and immediately created a peculiar informal journalist trade union, the members of which arranged to help each other with information, useful advices and, above all, the brotherly support in the case of pressure and persecutions. “Let us protect our rights together!” they decided.
Although the attention of new Ukrainian power to journalists is must better than in Kuchmas times, but it is too early yet to celebrate victory. Many state officials have preserved their old seigniorial instincts, and they believe that the good press is the press that writes well about them. Journalists must permanently and emphatically work in the direction of establishing the normal cooperation of civil society and the power, and not owing to bootlicking, but, on the contrary, by means of creation of the developed informational environment, the environment of freedom and responsibility.