It’s news? Then we’ll print it

The Gympie Times - - NEWS OPINION - OUR VIEW SCOTT KOVACEVIC scott.kovacevic@gympi­etimes.com

THIS week, one of the re­gion’s res­i­dents for­warded us an email con­ver­sa­tion be­tween him­self and a Gympie coun­cil­lor.

This gentleman was frus­trated with the re­sponse he had re­ceived to a ques­tion, and wanted to share this with a wider au­di­ence.

In short or­der, The Gympie Times was con­tacted by the coun­cil­lor say­ing the emails were not for pub­li­ca­tion.

It was an in­ter­est­ing chain of events, and raised a point which should be made clear.

We will not be told what to pub­lish.

While the emails are not news­wor­thy right now, the pos­si­bil­ity of that chang­ing in the fu­ture means we will not hes­i­tate to air them. We will al­ways be greatly con­cerned with the events which shape our re­gion, and those in­volved in mak­ing them hap­pen.

As an av­enue to pro­vide a voice for the peo­ple, we take se­ri­ously any in­for­ma­tion which we be­lieve is of the pub­lic good and what the com­mu­nity needs to know about.

We will not be told there are things we should not know, there are things we can not know, and there are things we can­not let read­ers know.

We will se­ri­ously con­sider all in­for­ma­tion we re­ceive on any mat­ters which af­fect the com­mu­nity.

And if it is news, we will print it.

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