[litbrit considers the possibilities]
I'd been sorting through e-mails that had piled up since Good
Friday and browsing a few newspapers and blogs when I stumbled onto
news of an intriguing new concept in ___-pedias. It's actually a whistleblowerpedia, and the founders are calling it Wikileaks.
is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document
leaking and analysis. Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in
Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East,
but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to
reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations. We
aim for maximum political impact; this means our interface is identical
to Wikipedia and usable by non-technical people. We have received over
1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous
We believe that
transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption,
better government and stronger democracies. Many governments would
benefit from increased scrutiny by the world community, as well as
their own people. We believe this scrutiny requires information.
Historically that information has been costly - in terms of human life
and human rights. Wikileaks will facilitate safety in the ethical
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