Saturday, November 23, 2013
RICO SORDA - BLOCKED ON GOV.JE - FINDS THE ANSWERS.
On November 14th I published a posting called Rico Sorda - Citizen Journalist - Blocked on Gov.Je
the posting can be read here.
I said that I would ask for answers as this was a very serious issue. That is exactly what I did along with Deputy Tadier.
On Wednesday the 20th November we had a meeting with the head of the States of Jersey IT Department along with the head of the IT Service Desk. We sat down for an hour and sorted the issues out. Yes, I was blocked across the whole of the gov.je. For this they have apologised and I have accepted their apology. We discussed the process of blocking and how it was a mistake to block me. They are now looking at their procedures. They also apologised for saying I was abusive when obviously I wasn't and explained to me in great detail how that mistake came about.
I have to say I found them to be very professional and in my opinion very honest. I always prefer sitting down and talking to people face to face.
I was shown the original email - with the States Members name redacted - but I was able to deduce who it was. I promised to keep it private and I will. They asked me to be blocked from their gov.je nothing more. It really does amaze me and shows just how blinded some of these States Members prefer to be.
I would also like to thank Deputy Tadier for helping me sort this out.
As far as I'm concerned the issue is now closed.
I hope the Department have learnt from this.
Part Time Investigative Journalist