Freemasonry needs to learn how to live with this demand of transparency and openess, with the media always attentive of what is happening inside doors, and normally for the worst reasons. This is a fact of life that Masonic leaderships need to accomodate. In this site we have reporting, briefly, this encounter (not always successful) of a Order with secrets with a profane world in which discretion is perceived as synonymous of desguise and conspiration. Some Obediences are more akeen in doing this job then others. The UGLE and the American North and South Jurisdictions have till now done a good job on this. The GLNF and the African Crafts were the less successful on it. Latin American and the Spanish Crafts are in the middle runway.
21st century Masonic leaders are for matter of education and sensitivity better positioned to interiorize this issue in a relaxed mood. They know what they should publicize and acknowledge that in an exposed society, a professional relation with the media is not only welcome but compulsory. They should meet with it in a professional way, on our regard.