Tuesday, 27 January 2009

a cure for insomnia?????

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has lobbied the Assembly Commission on making footage from proceedings there available online on sites like YouTube etc.

They knocked it back.

Is cinnte nach mbeidh suim ag achan duine ar imeachtaí taobh istigh denTionól ach curfhad iontas ort an líon daoine a bhíonn ag amahrc ar an clár 'Stormont Live' achan Luain agus Máirt!

While not to everyone's interest I do think it's a pity because I believe people have a right to know what is taking place within the Assembly, even if they choose not to visit it every day, the option should be there no less. Government should be as open and a 'viewable' as it possibly can and with the growing use of the Internet, sites like YouTube are exactly where the Commission should be looking to take coverage of their proceedings.

bheadh fhios agat, seans nach áithníonn siad an tabhacht leis na suíomh seo mar gheall ar aos s'acu????

It could possibly be the case that the majority of the Commission are of a certain age and don't acknowledge or appreciate the benefits of these sites. Either way I think it is a step back and hopefully Daithí will continue to lobby to make events in the Assembly more accessible to the public in the Six Counties and beyond.

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