Too silent government
10.03.2012 00:00The third president in power for six months, and people ask journalists what is done by a new government?
The question is logical, since the new government is as silent yet as the previous one. It happens so that even the journalists learn good news by chance, but if they have luck. For example, just the other day I was told in private, that the authorities bought a building of the kindergarten for two million rubles located in the New District of Sukhum and is planning to restore it. For a New District, and both for the whole country it is very important, then why not to report about it loudly and delightfully? At least parents will have good hope.
If the government follows the principle that to boast is immodest, then it is worth to note that at the state level this principle might work harmfully, so it is better to inform the public about their deeds. Otherwise, people have the impression that nothing is been happening? Dry reports from the meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers did not say anything to the majority of ordinary citizens.
Television shows with president’s blowing up of different departments reminds rather an exhibition of figure skating, but without an inherent elegance of this kind of sport. The more constructive would be to report which specific reason that or another official was dismissed (and for which specific amount). But the society long time has been wondering about these piquant reasons dismissals.
Why wouldn’t the state media at least once every three months do analytical reviews about the success of the government for the past period? To summarize figures presented by departments, to identify general trends and to please us, the modest average citizens by presenting the information regarding the activity of the state apparatus.
And then something strange happens - all over the world the government agencies advertise themselves, give account reports to people on the results of their work, but ours modestly keep silent about its achievements. That creates a stable impression that it does not a bloody thing.
And don’t get offended on your fellow citizens that they do not appreciate your workaholism because they simply do not see it as they are shown neither the activity nor the results.
A well-known saying "He who owns the information, he owns the world" has existed for half a century, but in our country the information is treated as an useless rag. It is placed in a dusty corner and forgotten there. But this leads to an estrangement between the government and the society, which is fed with dry summaries, tearing the mouth like a dry crust.