Visibility - clarity - democracy
Sunlight foundation seems to do a great job I'd like to see in Sweden as well:
Making state decisions and statistics understandable with reasonable work applied.
Read more here: http://sunlightfoundation.com/
More on Fora.tv (btw - a great channel!): http://fora.tv/2009/04/02/How_Sunlight_Foundation_Achieves_Government_Transparency
The aim reminds me of the speech by Hans Rosling of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden - check his very inspiring speech on Ted.com (another GREAT channel. If I hade to choose between Fora&Ted and my ordinary "fat TV" - I'd scrap my old TV set). This stuff is SOOO good - not only for the content - but for the way they deliver it!
Check the presentation: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks
Thanks, Viking Line (ferry from Sweden to Åland Island between Finland and Sweden) for the free internet access - great at sea!