Online Broadcasting of Municipal Council and Committees Meetings

Initiative “Centre for Regional Development of Bilozerka”

Place: Bilozerka, Kherson Oblast

Year: 2017

Web: http://bilozerka.info/

The campaign in Bilozerka illustrates a growing trend of emancipation of the local civil society, even in remote regions of Ukraine. The initiative endeavours to set up and manage online video broadcasting not only from meetings of the local council, which approves all important decisions including the budget, but also from municipal committees meetings, particularly the budgetary one, which handles budgetary details before its approval in the council. By means of online broadcasting, the initiative strives to provide citizens with an easy access to the whole process of budget drafting and its approval so they have a possibility to comment on it and come up with their own suggestions.