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Grandstanding, orchestrated……..or transparent?

May 20, 2010

Well dear readers, we already have RADA television which shows the RADA at……..”work”, live and as it happens.

Now we will have live televised meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine…..

Interfax-Ukraine Starting from Wednesday, May 19, the First National Channel will broadcast live the meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Telekrytyka Web site reported on Tuesday.

The broadcast will start at 10 a.m. The channel will broadcast the opening speech of Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and several initial questions and answers, according to Deputy Director General of National Television Channel of Ukraine on Information Issues Oleksandr Panteleimonov. The average length of the broadcasts will be 30-40 minutes.

No doubt it will be of interest to some, but is it grandstanding?  Is it political monopoly of the airwaves?  Is it an orchestrated fan dance creating a facade of public openness and transparency…….or is it a genuine attempt to keep everyone up to speed with what is being talked about in the corridors of power in Kyiv?

I will watch and let you know!

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