In New Zealand, the largest national student lobbying organization doesn’t particularly like opening it’s meetings to the media.
There excuses sound oddly familiar to me too!
‘We need safe space’ and/or ‘not enough time to think about it’. Funny how students’ union need to think about transparency no matter where they are.
I like the writing style of The Salient (one of the reasons that I read it every week) especially the style of Conrad Reyner who’s blogging student politics for the paper. To quote him on why media coverage is suddenly an issue there: “I assumed it’s because media cant be fucked going to these events, so there was no need.”
In other “it’s the same elsewhere” news, off-campus bars aren’t popular with universities.