WikiLeaks: a whistleblower that governments fear

WikiLeaks, which claims to provide "an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists" through its electronic drop box, has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine's New Media Award.

Founded by Julian Assange, WikiLeaks with the slogan "We open governments" posted in April 2010 a video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians were killed by US forces, on a website called Collateral Murder.

In July, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the war in Afghanistan not previously available for public review.
In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations.

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