Online whistleblowing conduits appear to be an exciting new trend. From technological tools to what looks a lot like old fashioned investigative journalism, here are some of the up and coming whistle blowing sites.
Rospil An extension of popular Russian blogger Alexei Navalny’s website, he is actively seeking documentation of corruption in the higher echelons of the national government and economy.
(Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside Ellingham Hall in Norfolk England, earlier today. REUTERS/Paul Hackett)
The Guardian has published the full sex crime allegations against Julian Assange, breathlessly titled “10 days in Sweden.”
2010-12-19 Joe Biden Calls Wikileaks High Tech Terrorism as US Media Call for a More Moderate Response
As Joe Biden condemns Julian Assange as a “high-tech terrorist” and affirms that officials in the US Justice Department were actively exploring ways to prosecute Assange, some of the country’s media organizations have been issuing statements in wary opposition.
from WL Central by GeorgieBC
Wikileaks/Cablegate: Guardian reports Cuba banned Michael Moore’s “Sicko” for fear of public backlash (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Michael Moore responds here. In short, he says Sicko was not banned in Cuba, and describes the cable referenced below as “[A] stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality.” A spokesperson from Moore’s production company tells Boing Boing, “The online references are clear, it really did play on national Cuban TV, and it really is still playing on a Cuba website.”
from WL Central by GeorgieBC
Yesterday, the US House Judiciary Committee hosted a panel of Constitutional Law and national security scholars to look at the question of whether Wikileaks or Julian Assange could or should be prosecuted for publishing leaked data from the US. The three and a quarter hour hearing is available here, and an article has been posted about it today by Matt Schafer on Lippmann Would Roll.
As the Australian Federal Police inquiry announced its finding that neither Julian Assange nor Wikileaks have broken any Australian laws, the Australian Labor Party finds its public support slipping. According to an article in The Age, the opposition has overtaken the government for the first time since the federal election in August. Support for the coalition is up four per cent since the start of December, and support for the government is down four per cent. According to The Age:
In their latest attempt to find legitimate grounds for charging Julian Assange with a crime, US federal prosecutors have landed on the idea of charging him as a conspirator through a plea bargain that has been offered to Pfc. Bradley Manning. The plea bargain would have Manning name Julian Assange as a fellow conspirator to the leaks, which include the now infamous Collateral Murder video of April 2007. The video shows a US helicopter attack on civilians in Baghdad in which the victims included children and members of the press.
from Wiki Leaks by Charles Homans
2010-12-16: Nieman Foundation Conference: From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Journalism and Secrecy in the New Media Age
A little adulation with your turkey, sir? But let’s not spend too long wondering whether Julian Assange is anyone’s idea of a perfect Christmas house guest,
Erdogan Survives the WikiLeaks Challenge
As the country accounts for a large share of the cables, Turkey has witnessed a heated debate on the subject. While various media outlets broadcast programs
Bloggers: WikiLeaks, Israel strike deal
Israel has benefited from the alleged US documents, released by WikiLeaks, Turkey’s Interior Minister Besir Atalay said earlier this month
In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to murder author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy. Within a few days, professional writers convened in London, New York, and elsewhere to discuss countering this threat. In London, we met at the National Union of Journalists’ offices in Gray’s Inn Road. We had fierce arguments about how to best defend not only Rushdie, but our own right to publish without being sentenced to death. Our immediate concern was to protect Salman and his collaborators on The Satanic Verses, primarily his publishers, translators, and agents.
[This is the second in a series of three articles I am writing about Wikileaks. The first was “The Wikileaks Revolution” that led to a parallel article published in CounterPunch. The third one will focus on anthropology and secrecy. Before going any further, I must say that an article by a sociologist at the University of Strathclyde, Roy Revie’s “Wikileaks and 21st Century Statecraft” at PULSE, is probably a far superior version of what I originally planned to write here, and I warmly recommend that article. It also allows me to write about something related, but in greater depth than planned.]
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Like much of the world of late, everyone has been affected by the revelations contained in WikiLeaks cables. South Africa is no exception. Here’s South African bloggers’ take on WikiLeaks.
from Wiki Leaks by Cameron Abadi
Mark Prendergast, ombudsman for the U.S. military’s official newspaper Stars and Stripes, has a convincing piece arguing that U.S. military personnel, and particularly U.S. military journalists, should have the right to read the WikiLeaks cables:
The president of Sudan, Omar al Bashir, may have stashed as much as $9 billion abroad in British banks, claims a cable from the latest batch of WikiLeaks releases in the Guardian Friday. And if he were exposed for such blockbuster corruption, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told U.S. officials, according to the cable, public opinion in Sudan may at last call for his arrest.