[interact_list] [transparency] Seoul's mayor's innovation praised by transparency int

  • From: Akio Fujita <A.Fujita@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: interact_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 18:05:25 +0100

It's about 'transparency' and how people make use of 
telecommunication systems. (as I've been saying why not
put webcams and microphone to all politicians and bureaucrats 
- and business leaders - :and may be to academics
and all those humanitarian activists -
these occupation make living out of serving public cause
with public finance - )

IHT recently carried one more focused article but I cannot find it
on the web, 


#Seoul Mayor Goh Kun stands at the forefront, with his innovative 
use of the Internet to open up everything from government bidding to
housing permits, slashing corruption in a country where it has long 
been regarded as endemic.

Akio: So you can see who's get permission of new construction 
and why someone's bid is rejected. Bureaucrats/officials/
elites and politicians 'need to answer' every single question 
posted to the web. 

And same system is recommended to be implemented 
to many states by Transparency International (One leading NGO 
in the field.)

It works or not - I don't know but we will see - 

 - this article's focus is much wider - focus on whole asian 

 - From Transparency International, 

There should be more talks about this topic on the web
but can't find them at the moment.]


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