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‘A real free press for the first time in history’: Wikileaks editor speaks out in London | Journalism.co.uk Editors' BlogJulian Assange , editor of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks , has criticised mainstream media for not making proper use of “primary resources” and claimed that the site has created “a real free press (…) for the first time in history”. Speaking at the Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer School at City University London on Friday, Assange accused the media of failing to consult important evidence in its reporting of a 2007 US Air Force strike that killed two Reuters news service employees and several Iraqi civilians
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange came to the Centre for Investigative Journalism weekend school at City University last Friday to speak to a public audience. Assange is clearly making many more of these appearances in what might be called the Phase Two of the Wikileaks story. Julian Assange In Phase One, Assange barely gave any interviews at all and was secretive about himself and his organisation. Phase Two began when Wikileaks had put more than a million documents into the public domain which organisations and governments had never intended to release and when the US government arrested one of Wikileaks alleged leakers in the American military.
Wikileaks.org plans to release as soon as this week documents related to a U.S. airstrike that killed Afghan civilians last year and plans to release combat footage of the incident this summer, the founder of the whistleblower site said in an interview Monday. Julian Assange said the documents pertain to an attack near the Afghan village of Garani, which killed scores of civilians in May 2009 In April, Wikileaks released video footage of a U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Iraq that killed several civilians, including two employees of the Reuters news service. The release catapulted Wikileaks into global headlines and sparked debate over a site that aims to uncover government and corporate secrets. Assange said Wikileaks does not try to identify sources.
"Wikileaks is completely neutral because it is simply a conduit for the original document and does not pretend to be the author of the propaganda of a vested interest. But it further increases transparency in that those who make comments and contribute analysis make this readily available with the document but clearly distinguished from it. Wikileaks will publish original documents that were never crafted to be media statements. The newsworthiness of that will be in the eye of the beholder rather than in eye of the public figure and the journalist." When we left our Wikiheroes last episode , they were facing multiplying accusations of left-leaning political bias, probably germinating with their decision to begin to release material with summaries or analysis attached, and, like some price-fixing, authoritarian sovereign, to manufacture scarcity by selectively withholding the release of documents.
När jag med kraft har hävdat att Informationen i en demokrati måste vara fri, har det inte fallit mig in att begreppet Information skulle kunna inrymma fotodokumentation av barn, som utsätts för sexuella övergrepp. De senaste dagarnas upprörda debatt med anledning av Rick Falkvinges uttalande i en radiointervju har nu lärt mig att jag måste lägga till ”utom fotodokumentation av sexuella övergrepp på barn”, för att inte bli vantolkad. Huvudregeln är att informationen måste vara fri, men sedan finns det förhållanden där undantag måste gälla. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The Pirate Party will host several new WikiLeaks servers. This was agreed during Julian Assange’s visit to Stockholm last weekend, and the Pirate Party is happy to announce that everything has been finalized. The contribution of WikiLeaks is tremendously important to the entire world, says Rick Falkvinge, leader of the Pirate Party in Sweden. We desire to contribute to any effort that increases transparency and accountability of power in the world.
By Ashby Jones Update (5:00 EDT): This post was updated with additional information. Is there a legal angle to the WikiLeaks story? The bottom line: the website WikiLeaks, a site that publishes confidential information, got its hands on a huge trove of classified military field reports from the war in Afghanistan, which it then leaked to three publications: the New York Times , the Guardian and Der Spiegel . The information disclosed paints a bleak picture of the war in Afghanistan. Will there be any legal fallout from the story?
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