Flash Player 9 (or above) is needed to view presentations.
We have detected that you do not have it on your computer. To install it, go here.

Like this presentation? Why not share!

Wiki leaks






Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Wiki leaks Wiki leaks Presentation Transcript

  • WikipediaLeaks By: Seth Moore
    • A Wiki is a user generated/edited website usually to serve a specific purpose
    • The purpose of wikileaks is to bring often silenced subjects to light.
    • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19
    • It is mostly anonymous because of the serious matter of the leaks and fear of legal issues. The site says it is “founded by Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and start-up company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa”
    • Centered in Iceland because of their laws protecting free speech and the freedom of information.
    • Julian Assange as public representitive
    • Leaks are submitted anonymously
    • Wikileaks uses investigative journalism, thorough examination of the submitted documents, and forensic analyses of documents to verify
    • Publishes original source material so public can see the truth
    • Welcomes community input and analysis
    • Bring truth to the people
    HOW IT WORKS View slide
  • Why is this important?
    • Many countries work to censor WikiLeaks
    • “ Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.”
    • Information can reduce corruption, strengthen democracy – Exposing injustice leads to a better life
    View slide
    • Scientology’s Operating Thetan Levels
    • Bank Julius Baer
    • 9/11 Messages
    • Guantanamo Bay Operating Procedures
    • Iraq War documents
    • Kroll Report and corruption in Kenya (2.17 – 4.20)
    • Complaints of harassment and surveillance; Threats from governments
    • Verification of stories is difficult and not always definitive
    • Much of the information is important towards national security. What if sensitive material was leaked? What if one country’s enemies could use leaked information against them?
    • Legal ramifications of leaks: Sarah Palin’s personal emails; Bank Julius Baer lawsuit
    The Dangers of WikiLeaks
  • The Future of WikiLeaks
    • Julian Assange’s recent Legal issues: an attempt to take focus off of WikiLeaks and on to Assange. Many see it as a set-up to ruin WikiLeaks; “smear campaign”
    • Possible move to Switzerland
    • Candidate for Time’s person of the year
  • Why Should We Care?
    • Free press is important for a free world
    • Many people don’t have someone to speak up for them
    • Injustice is always happening
    • Freedom of information can save lives and it can change lives
    • Spreads freedom
    • http:// www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7094234.ece
    • http:// www.wikileaks.org/media/about.html
    • http://www.cnn.com/video/#/ video/world/2010/10/25/intv.shubert.assange.full.intv.cnn?iref=allsearch
    • http:// www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    • http:// www.ted.com/talks/julian_assange_why_the_world_needs_wikileaks.html
    • http:// www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1424207020071114?pageNumber=1
    • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/world/24assange.html?_ r=1
    • http:// www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/world/middleeast/24surge.html
    • http:// www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/10/22/130760662/wikileaks-begins-exposing-400-000-u-s-documents-about-the-iraq-war