Archive for October 29th, 2011


Open bodies and the Ministry of Health – Ukraine

October 29, 2011

No this is not some scandalous tale of Ukrainian medical malpractice!

It is about governmental transparency as well as a curious use of English by the Ukrainian NGO named the Regional Press Development Institute that exists to promote and monitor transparency in governmental information amongst other press related issues in Ukraine.

In a recent survey the RPDI has identified the Ministry of Health as the “most open body of government“, to employ their description.

Not much of a story, I just found it a particularly unfortunate phrase to describe the transparency and accessibility to the Ministry of Health.

Well, when you read a headline like the one I have used, it does conjure up the most unfortunate and disturbing images doesn’t it?

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