The publication of links between government ministries and outside companies and organizations is a necessary measure for a transparent and cleaner governmental culture. Since a democracy needs transparency to function properly, this crack in the wall of concealment – which was started by the Movement for Freedom of Information – is to be welcomed.
The Movement began its fight to obtain and publish the list of various government ministries’ outside suppliers several months ago, when it submitted a request for information to government ministries. The response was divided. Some ministries, such as the finance and education ministries, provided the data, while others, like the Social Affairs Ministry, avoided doing so, claiming it took too much effort. Still others, like the Prime Min