Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Media activism in governance

I happened to read the excellently written back story to this a few days ago which must have prompted the governor to act.

Over there despite their often mistrusted press they still managed to get involved with keeping the government humble and also getting them to act on their neglect. This is not new but we are trying to do the same here too with the many social political blogs. I am not among them as I am blogging for myself.

This is no bad thing as long as the government of the day can handle this constructively and successfully. A terrible idea if the media and public constantly set the agenda for the government. The masses never have the big picture and therefore do not know hot to prioritize. What the masses often do well is as guardian of public and national values. For too long this government had ranked financial again too highly and that is now still being fixed.

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