Alexander Minkin, a distinguished Russian journalist recently visiting Australia, showed a way forward.
did so less by what he
said than by what he
came to journalism in Brezhnev's time, and like other independent journalists had to smuggle material abroad, to make critical points by indirection, and faced the constant threat of exile.
But the example of Alexander Minkin
brave colleagues shows that a nobler concept of journalism and a higher commitment to freedom are possible.