The paper analyses the local government institutions’ online communication, reviewing the communication on all the online platforms of the city halls and local councils of the county seat municipalities of Romania. After clarifying the basic concepts and the methodology, the paper makes a full review of the current legal framework consisting of regulation regarding the online communication of public institutions in Romania. This will be the first set of hard criteria all the online platforms will be submitted to. The second set of soft criteria is based on the recent Romanian regulations regarding online accessibility and international recommendations for public institutions regarding effective communication, transparency and accessibility.
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