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29 Aug 2014

WikiLeaks inspires ‘SwaziLeaks’

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland. In the small kingdom a group of citizens have started a social media movement called "SwaziLeaks", which aims to expose the lavish lifestyles of the country's ruling royals. SwaziLeaks members - who refuse to say who or where in Swaziland they are, for fear of being targeted - started a Twitter feed a year ago.
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take...

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25 Apr 2012

The passion of Bradley Manning

Quoting extensively from segments of the chatlogsascribed to Manning - which, in the words of Madar, reveal the young man's "intent is conscious, coherent, historically informed and above all it is political" - the author notes that the information contained therein has "for the most part been studiously ignored by a mass media determined not to comprehend Bradley Manning's motives".
Quoting extensively from segments of the chatlogsascribed to Manning - which, in the words of Madar, reveal the young...
6 Mar 2012

A diversified media can tell humanity’s myriad stories

Take WikiLeaks, for example: its significance lies in the innovation it has developed, the capacity for whistleblowers to upload material anonymously. The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined, so the organisation is in its firing line. But WikiLeaks' critical place in the new media landscape has been acknowledged with multiple journalism awards and increasingly citizens around the world are seeing themselves as the stakeholders. Long live diversity. Seize it and flourish
Take WikiLeaks, for example: its significance lies in the innovation it has developed, the capacity for whistleblowers...

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29 Feb 2012

Wikileaks blows lid on corporate spooks

In any financial center, war zone or mineral-rich backwater, private intelligence staff are easy to stumble across. Conspicuously inconspicuous, they can be found mingling at barbecues or muckraking at parties, trying to glean scraps information that could help or harm their clients in business and government. Few of the sector s biggest players - Aegis, Control Risks, Diligence, Kroll - are household names, but their clients certainly are.
In any financial center, war zone or mineral-rich backwater, private intelligence staff are easy to stumble across....

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18 Jan 2012

America at the Crossroads: from Perpetual Animosity to Insanity

We, as Americans, need to ask ourselves what all this is about? Why is our government so provocative toward Islam, Russia, China, Iran? What purpose, whose purpose is being served? Certainly not ours ... Where do we go from here? If not to nuclear destruction, Americans must wake up.
We, as Americans, need to ask ourselves what all this is about? Why is our government so provocative toward Islam,...

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28 Dec 2011

Wikileaks Saga Exposes ZANU-PF, MDC-T Leaders

Controversial whistle blowing website WikiLeaks almost caused a massive political fallout in the country after releasing leaked US diplomatic cables revealing that top leaders of Zanu PF and MDC-T, were effectively isolated with dwindling support from their immediate lieutenants.
Controversial whistle blowing website WikiLeaks almost caused a massive political fallout in the country after releasing...

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13 Oct 2011

Indian voices at World Newspaper Congress

Today information provided by WikiLeaks is considered both suspicious and welcome by breaking news. It is a source and yet not a source and has prompted a change in the journalist-source relationship. Newspapers have to think about how to deal with such organisations and how to establish whether they have their own agendas. Should news publications develop their own digital leaking systems?
Today information provided by WikiLeaks is considered both suspicious and welcome by breaking news. It is a source and...

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26 Sep 2011

Let’s Focus On Real Issues

The NPP National Women Organiser, Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, has described the operations of Wikileaks as wicked witchcraft motivated by wicked gossip. According to her, in the name of transparency, accountability, whistle blowing and deepening democracy, the leader of the Wikileaks group, Julian Assange, who is said to be funded by some anti American NGOs,has opened cans of worms which are poisonous, worrying, damaging and dangerous, especially if not well managed.
The NPP National Women Organiser, Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, has described the operations of Wikileaks as wicked witchcraft...

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16 Sep 2011

Mugabe Skirts Wikileaks Saga

THE ZANU PF politburo yesterday skirted discussion on the potentially divisive WikiLeaks cables, in which President Robert Mugabe's trusted lieutenants allegedly undermined him during private meetings with United States diplomats.
THE ZANU PF politburo yesterday skirted discussion on the potentially divisive WikiLeaks cables, in which President...

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16 Sep 2011

Mugabe skirts WikiLeaks saga

THE ZANU PF politburo yesterday skirted discussion on the potentially divisive WikiLeaks cables, in which President Robert Mugabe's trusted lieutenants allegedly undermined him during private meetings with United States diplomats. The extraordinary politburo meeting took place a day after President Mugabe met US ambassador, Charles Ray, but avoided conversation on the issue, which has dominated the political rumour mill and triggered speculation of massive fallout within the former ruling party.
THE ZANU PF politburo yesterday skirted discussion on the potentially divisive WikiLeaks cables, in which President...

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16 Sep 2011

Words that elevated debate now hot air

The era of celebrity speechwriters such as Freudenberg and Watson is almost certainly over. This is the age of the hedgehog. Michael Cooney, generally referred to as Gillard's ''chief speechwriter'', is a shadowy figure, named in WikiLeaks as a ''protected'' source by the US embassy.
The era of celebrity speechwriters such as Freudenberg and Watson is almost certainly over. This is the age of the...

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16 Sep 2011

‘Wicked’ leaks

"The more secretive or unjust an organization," Assange explained, "the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie...Since unjust systems, by their nature, induce opponents, and in many places have the upper hand, mass leaking leaves them exquisitely vulnerable to those who seek to replace them with more open forms of governance.
"The more secretive or unjust an organization," Assange explained, "the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its...

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15 Sep 2011

WikiLeaks: Beyond dirty laundry

That deeper malaise, which not many commentators are interesting in reading in these documents, is the obvious fact that men and women who feature so prominently in these documents are determining, in their own small ways, the affairs of the world; they make decisions which affect lives of millions of people around the world and therefore they carry a very serious responsibility and the discharge of that responsibility has implications for their own lives, both in this world and in the Hereafter.
That deeper malaise, which not many commentators are interesting in reading in these documents, is the obvious fact that...

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13 Feb 2011

Chief Palestinian negotiator Erakat quits due to leaks

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat tendered his resignation Saturday amid deadlock in efforts to renew peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said. Erakat told AFP he was stepping down because of his responsibility for the disclosure of confidential documents on Al-Jazeera, shortly after his resignation was announced by senior Palestinian Liberation Organization Yasser Abed Rabbo.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat tendered his resignation Saturday amid deadlock in efforts to renew peace talks...

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28 Jan 2011

Not quite the whole truth

Will the WikiLeaks disclosures prompt diplomatic moves to avoid war, as in 1962, or prepare for it? Some leaks, it seems, are more troublesome than others. When Germany s military authorities produced a fictitious Serbian plan, Operation Horseshoe, to justify the war in Kosovo, or when The New York Times passed on the Pentagon s little white lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the White House did not call for sanctions
Will the WikiLeaks disclosures prompt diplomatic moves to avoid war, as in 1962, or prepare for it? Some leaks, it...

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27 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks Transforming journalism

So, as a move away from the occasional leaked document, reporting on press conferences and working from press releases, will WikiLeaks shift the standards of journalism? Moreover, will WikiLeaks usher in more control over the internet, when it was precisely the control of information that it sought to undermine? Are we in the midst of the first information war?
So, as a move away from the occasional leaked document, reporting on press conferences and working from press releases,...

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14 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks Call of Duty

For professional historians the publication of the vast trove of diplomatic cables is a bittersweet affair. No one outside of the Washington establishment and the myriad foreign leaders shamed by revelations of their penchant for hatred, hubris and pedestrian peccadillos can seriously argue that the release of these classified documents has done anything but good for the cause of peace and political transparency. Whether about Iraq, Afghanistan, or the minuate of American diplomacy, they have shed crucial light on some of the most important issues of the day and will make it much harder for Western or Middle Eastern governments to lie to their people about so many aspects of the various wars on/of terror in the future.
For professional historians the publication of the vast trove of diplomatic cables is a bittersweet affair. No one...

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13 Dec 2010

Beyond the leaks – US Embassy Files

Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara answers key questions about the long-term effect of the 'Wikileaks affair' as the website continues to reveal secret files that expose, disturb, and embarrass Washington, and hampers its relations with various countries and leaders around the world.
Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara answers key questions about the long-term effect of the 'Wikileaks...

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13 Dec 2010

Beyond the leaks – US Embassy Files

Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara answers key questions about the long-term effect of the 'Wikileaks affair' as the website continues to reveal secret files that expose, disturb, and embarrass Washington, and hampers its relations with various countries and leaders around the world.
Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara answers key questions about the long-term effect of the 'Wikileaks...

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11 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks Proving A Political Bombshell In Pakistan

"Don't trust WikiLeaks," Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told journalists recently while discussing confidential U.S. diplomatic cables published by the whistle-blower site. The leaks, he said, are "the observations of junior diplomats." But attempts by Gilani and others in Pakistan to downplay the significance of the WikiLeaks revelations belie the stir the WikiLeaks cables have raised.
"Don't trust WikiLeaks," Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told journalists recently while discussing...

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10 Dec 2010

Pro-WikiLeaks protests in Australia

Pro-WikiLeaks demonstrations have been held across Australia against the arrest of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing website's founder. In Sydney, around 500 demonstrators gathered on Friday, to push for the release of Assange, who is in a British jail fighting extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations. A group of WikiLeaks supporters also staged a rally in Brisbane, calling on the Australian government to respect freedom of expression.
Pro-WikiLeaks demonstrations have been held across Australia against the arrest of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing...

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10 Dec 2010

Net freedom ‘at stake’ on WikiLeaks

Since the release of the 'Collateral Murder' video in April of this year, Julian Assange has been a hunted man, with calls for everything from treason (rather ineffective, given that Assange is an Australian citizen) to vigilante justice. Now, in the wake of Cablegate, it is no longer just Assange and his cronies, or WikiLeaks, but Internet freedom that is at risk. For some time, free speech activists have expressed concern about the powers that private companies have over online speech, an issue dubbed "intermediary censorship" by researcher Ethan Zuckerman.
Since the release of the 'Collateral Murder' video in April of this year, Julian Assange has been a hunted man, with...

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10 Dec 2010

Deflecting blame – The State Department and WikiLeaks

Much has been reported about the details of the cables that were sent from US embassies around the world to the state department in Washington - the content ranging from the highly informative to what some ex-diplomats describe as little more than political gossip. But embarrassing as some of the revelations might be, the most politically damaging document did not come into state department - it was sent out.
Much has been reported about the details of the cables that were sent from US embassies around the world to the state...

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8 Dec 2010

Hackers seek to ‘avenge’ WikiLeaks

An anonymous group of internet activists appear to have launched a series of cyber attacks to shut down the websites of Mastercard, a Swiss bank and the Swedish prosecutor's office in an apparent retaliation for action taken against WikiLeaks. A group calling itself "Anonymous" or "Anonymous Operations" said on its homepage on Wednesday that Mastercard.com was its "current target", after the credit card company stopped its payment services to the whisteblowing website.
An anonymous group of internet activists appear to have launched a series of cyber attacks to shut down the websites of...

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7 Dec 2010

Gulf States discuss Iran following WikiLeaks revelations

Arab Gulf states, some of whom were exposed by the WikiLeaks release of US State Department cables as privately urging an American military strike against Iran, are now publicly calling for a diplomatic approach to stifle their neighbor's nuclear aspirations
Arab Gulf states, some of whom were exposed by the WikiLeaks release of US State Department cables as privately urging...

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7 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks and US security

The tone of the document is prim and earnest. The directive from the White House s office of management and budget instructs that new information security procedures must be drawn up - and right away - to ensure "that users [of classified information systems] do not have broader access than is necessary to do their jobs effectively".
The tone of the document is prim and earnest. The directive from the White House s office of management and budget...
1 Dec 2010

The naked emperor

Although it would all make for great TV, it's hardly a scoop that for US diplomats Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is "Hitler", Afghan President Hamid Karzai is "paranoid", French President Nicolas Sarkozy is an "emperor with no clothes", "vain and feckless" Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is fond of "wild parties", German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "rarely creative", Russian President Dmitry Medvedev "plays Robin to [Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin's Batman" or North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong-il is a "flabby old chap" suffering from "physical and psychological trauma". But to believe, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, that these disclosures constitute "an attack not only on American foreign policy interests but on the international community"; or that WikiLeaks, as President Barack Obama has put it, committed a serious crime, is to display nothing but tacky imperial arrogance. As if the world didn't have the right to gorge itself on the kind of political junk food served to a few consumers inside the Washington palaces of power.
Although it would all make for great TV, it's hardly a scoop that for US diplomats Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad...

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