We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to place a statutory requirement on all local authorities in Wales to record, broadcast or livestream all Council meetings which are open to the public, via their existing websites to ensure openness and transparency. This requirement should allow members of the public, as responsible observers, to record or film such meetings without the need for prior permission and to re-use the material freely to provide a direct and wider line of communication to the electorate.
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Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Please see the consultation letter below for more information.
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Committee Clerk, Petition Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.
Submissions should arrive by Thursday 3 November 2011. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.