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Wiki leaks

  1. 1. WikipediaLeaks By: Seth Moore
  2. 2. • 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?
  3. 3. eaks are submitted anonymously ikileaks uses investigative journalism, thorough examination of the submitted documents, and forensic analyses of documents to verify ublishes original source material so public can see the truth elcomes community input and analysis ring truth to the people HOW IT WORKS
  4. 4. Why isthisimportant?Why isthisimportant? Many countries work to Many countries work to censor WikiLeaks censor WikiLeaks ““Only a free and Only a free and unrestrained press can unrestrained press can effectively expose effectively expose deception in deception ingovernment.” government.”Information can reduce Information can reduce corruption, strengthen corruption, strengthen democracy – Exposing democracy – Exposing injustice leads to a better injustice leads to a better lifelife
  5. 5.  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)
  6. 6. 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 ofWikiLeaks
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. • http:// www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7094234.ec • 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
  10. 10. • http:// www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7094234.ec • 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

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