first online journalist killed for his work disappeared one night 12 years ago in
the Ukraine. Georgy Gongadze, 31, left a colleague's house to return home to his wife and two young children. He never arrived. Seven weeks later, a
farmer, a few hours' drive away, discovered the journalist's headless corpse.
edited the website Ukrainska Pravda
and ran stories about corruption and cronyism like no one else in the nation's
state-dominated print and broadcast media. Later, the country's then-president
was implicated in an audiotape in which he was allegedly heard speaking to
aides about the need for Gongadze's murder.