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WikiLeaks Into News

These days, you would often read about WikiLeaks in local newspapers, blogs and television. This is something that has caught the attention in mass, worldwide. The name is very specific wikileaks. I mean, if you observe the two words in the names which are wiki and leaks, you can somewhat grasp the concept of this website, this non-profit media organization.

What is WikiLeaks?

As the site says:

WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth. We are a young organisation that has grown very quickly, relying on a network of dedicated volunteers around the globe. Since 2007, when the organisation was officially launched, WikiLeaks has worked to report on and publish important information. We also develop and adapt technologies to support these activities.

WikiLeaks is the hub of journalists who have some special stories of human interest which is hidden for some reasons and they want to reveal it. That is where WikiLeaks comes into action. You can send in such a story to WikiLeaks by their Submission option. Of course, they have a procedure of verifying it and then leak it.

WikiLeaks has won two prestigious awards too, 1. The 2008 Economist Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award and, 2. The 2009 Amnesty International human rights reporting award (New Media).

WikiLeaks have broken many stories in different sectors such as:

  • War, killings, torture and detention
  • Government, trade and corporate transparency
  • Suppression of free speech and a free press
  • Diplomacy, spying and (counter-)intelligence
  • Ecology, climate, nature and sciences
  • Corruption, finance, taxes, trading
  • Censorship technology and internet filtering
  • Cults and other religious organizations
  • Abuse, violence, violation

For more information, do visit WikiLeaks.

Source of Information: http://wikileaks.org/


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

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