Read this on The Standard today
There used to be a webcam in the Beehive Theatrette run by R2 that broadcast the PM’s Post-Cabinet press conference. Anyone who wanted to could go to the site and watch the press conference live and uncut. It was direct access for the public, the very model of digital democracy. Now, that service is gone. R2 was being asked to pay unaffordable ‘sponsorship’ to have the webcam and Parliament blocked access for maintenance. So much for transparency.
Why has this happened? Isn’t it in John Key’s and the government’s interests to have footage of his post -Cabinet media conference available to the public?
Maybe they’ve decided it’s not in their interests?
And doesn’t this decision smack of less transparency?
Not sure how it happened, so will favour the cock up rather than conspiracy theory until proven otherwsie.
Can someone tell us why? Cost cutting?
And what’s the deal with asking R2 to pay “sponsorship” to broadcast the Prime Minister’s press conference?