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The organizational operations are designed to protect journalists, activists and whistleblowers.
The term wikileaks is a combination of two terms “wiki” and “Leaks” each of which is defined separately. According to Jennings, a wiki is a server program that permits users to work together in making up the content of a website. With it, any user who is using a web browser from their own computer can edit the site including other user’s contributions (4). It uses a collaboration of many users. The contributors can view the page any time conveniently before and after changes have been made to it. According to Jennings, the term wiki comes from Hawaiian language meaning fast. From the English dictionary, the word leak is defined as permitting to escape or to flaw. The leak part of the word describes what the organization does (Times Taffn.p). Wikileaks is an organization which gathers information that governments and institutions do not want released and posts it on the internet where everyone can read it. It is a system for untraceable mass document leaking.
The founding and registration of wikileaks.org domain name was done on 4th October 2006 and was launched under the sunshine press organization. The founder of wikileaks was Julian Assange who was an Australian internet activist. The wikileaks site however states that it was “founded by Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and startup company technologists from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa”. It was not until 2007 when Julian Assange was referred to as the “founder” of wikileaks. The advisory board consisted of Assange, Phillip Adams,Wang Dan, CJ Hinke, Ben Laurie, TashiNamgyalKhamsitsag, Xiao Qiang, Chico Whitaker and Wang Youcai. It started publishing leaked documents in 2007 which were significant and became leading front page news items. Since it was launched and started working, wikileaks has endured and
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From this research, it is clear that Julian Assange is possible anywhere in the world given the new communication frontiers and possibilities that are being opened up. Manning is charged with copying classified information into his private computer, giving away information on national defense to an outside source, and helping the enemy which calls for capital punishment, and he is awaiting a court-martial.
Why Censorship is not the Best Option When it comes to Whistleblowers like Wikileaks and why Citizens should not have access to all Information. In 2010, Wikileaks made headlines after publishing several sensitive documents about Iraq, Afghanistan, the United States and many countries around the world (BBC News).
Press freedom also has a role to play in affecting the public opinion about certain things. The governments these days are implementing legislations through which the press can enjoy its relevant freedom. The First Amendment in the US Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (Cornwell 2004 p 258).
YOURNAME PROF NAME COURSE August 2, 2011 Wikileaks Endangered Lives Saved by Military “Censorship” The word censorship makes people squirm and worry that they are being lied to, or that the government or other force of authority is trying to harm them.
It also discusses Bradley Manning, a US army soldier who found out he was handling military data that bespoke wanton killing and human rights abuse by the US army, he is also believed to have leaked the collateral murder video to Wikileaks. Most of the documentary is the form interviews and video clips all which are connected for continuity by a background narrator.
hough the project may turn out absurd (Warnock 43). According to Sartre, “all human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure, and it is only in our decisions that we are important” (Warnock 43). The key proposition of the Existentialism is that essence is preceded with existence.
mpson and Roshan in Reuters (Aug 21, 2013), Bradley Manning, a 25 year old intelligent analyst was sentenced to lifelong imprisonment for not less than 35 years. The reports disclose that the Wikileaks gained valuable and secret information about battle field, military
Its activities are thus facilitating their capacity to cause major harm, should the security fail to be reinforced and the whole system of operations for the military and for the intelligence services fail to be