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Island’s media regulators ‘won’t be controlled from The Castle’

The people appointed to rule on media complaints on St Helena will be free of government influence, the island’s chief magistrate has insisted. John MacRitchie has pointed out that their independence is protected in the new Media Standards Ordinance, which came into effect on 9 October 2012. He also told St Helena Online that the …

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‘Transparency and scrutiny lead to public trust’ – White Paper

Proper scrutiny is vital to good government, says the UK’s 2012 White Paper on the country’s Overseas Territories. “This important work helps strengthen the people’s trust in government,” it says, “and encourages greater public participation in decision making.” It also sets out a list of seven principles of public life that are now followed in …

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