Author Topic: Could Jersey's States be more open?  (Read 1983 times)

The Backbencher

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Could Jersey's States be more open?
« on: December 04, 2009, 01:27:08 PM »

Could Jersey's States be more open?

It's a question being asked by a media working party, investigating how well meetings of the States Assembly and Scrutiny are publicised.

The working party, headed by Senator Ben Shenton, will look at whether or not States meetings should be filmed. The group will also be asking if newsletter writers, bloggers and Facebook users are regarded as part of the media along with professional journalists and broadcasters.

I have already given my opinion of blogs, hardly any readers, one sided political view for a minority party and ill informed so no way professional.
Facebook I rate higher because you tap into the younger generations but then again even worse when it comes to Net policing because its over run with piss takers.
Would you watch live feed of states sittings?  Sounds really boring to me.  Newsletters?  Whats he talking about?

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Re: Could Jersey's States be more open?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 02:57:15 PM »
Yes!  The Jersey States could be far more open.  I would like to be able to watch the States Sittings on tv occasionally - I like to see the body language.   Although I don't think I would watch on a regular basis, more when there is a major debate going on in the house.

I would also like to have an open, unbiased and transparent media working party team.

Newsletters?  It is possible to subscribe to newsletters and feeds from political websites  regarding many major political issues.  Here are three few:

Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law.

Council of Europe (This is for accredited media solely I believe.)

Scottish Government

Northern Ireland Assembly

English Government

Many of these you can find on Flikr, Facebook, uTube etc.

All these would be relevant to our policy making I would have thought.  Maybe that is why newsletters are included within the Terms of Reference.  I would have thought that anyone who has discovered cursive writing, would already know these newsletters exist.

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