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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
    WHAT IS WIKILEAKS?
    • 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
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    • 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