POLITICAL observations & opinions

* independent investigative journalism is needed to deal with the increasing disillusionment with governments all over the world … my suggestion to the Clinton Global Initiative

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 18, 2011

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I recently received an email from the Clinton Global Initiative asking for my suggestions as to what they should focus on in the years to come. Here is my response …

  • I think one of the most important issues to be addressed is the increasing disillusionment of people all over the US and the world with the ability of governments to serve their needs. Unfortunately, given the connections between those who govern and those who fund their campaigns, this disillusionment is often justified.
  • I think there needs to be an objective and relentless spotlight thrown on these connections, and I think the way to do it is to encourage and support independent investigative journalism. Reporters need to be given the resources, the time, and the freedom to pursue stories of their own choosing. This would probably best be achieved in a web-based mode.

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