The Information Vacuum

From an editorial in the Rocky Mountain News:

“We are hurtling back into a Soviet abyss, into an information vacuum that spells death from our own ignorance,” Politkovskaya wrote in The Guardian two years before her death. “All we have left is the Internet, where information is still freely available. For the rest, if you want to go on working as a journalist, it’s total servility to Putin. Otherwise, it can be death, the bullet, poison, or trial – whatever our special services, Putin’s guard dogs, see fit.”