Express is an excellent example of la local newspaper becoming the opinion leader of its region, and assuming at times a national role. Unabashedly political, though not connected to any of the parties, Express went on the barricades during the Orange Revolution, but had no hesitation in criticising the incompetence and corruption of the Yushchenko-Timoshenko government which ensued. It has in fact been in trouble with all the Ukrainian governments. It has also improved substantially its layout and content, easily becoming one of the best-produced daily’s in Ukraine.