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    • Manny Goldstein
    • 08.09.09 | 08:42 (IDT)

    A public body that operates in a climate of secrecy, lack of accountability and involves sums of money being spent or allocated without a viable corporate governance framework. Add in the issue of flights abroad and it looks eerily like the charges for which Olmert is on trial! The association may well be above board and merely inefficient rather than corrupt but the views of the new members seem to be part of a growing dynamic in Israeli society, namely the desire of citizens to hold those in authority to account. This is now evident in many domains, and the fundamental issue is one of transparency, ordinary people will only be assured that all is well when they are able to scrutinise the details. This article is to be praised for highlighting this issue.

    from the article: Israeli bloggers trying to wrest control of 'secretive' Web group
    First published 01:04 08.09.09 | Last updated 10:02 09.09.09
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