Wikileaks

In dieser Woche haben alle über WikiLeaks gesprochen. Hier steht die Story Behind the Publication of WikiLeaks’s Afghanistan Logs, die sich liest wie eine Agenten-Geschichte und auf eine interessante Art Werbung für den Beruf des Journalisten macht. Es geht um Geheimtreffen, um Informaten, die auf Sofas übernachten und eilige Bahnreisen:

Whatever Assange had, and whomever its source, Davies knew that WikiLeaks would publish again—and hoped to convince him to let The Guardian look at any future release before WikiLeaks splashed it on its own site.

After e-mails to Assange’s listed accounts netted nothing, Davies contacted a half dozen people close to him, hoping to reach and woo Assange. One of them came back with a tip that a skittish Assange planned to honor a commitment to speak before the European parliament on Tuesday, June 21, despite the cries of “manhunt” surrounding him. Davies asked The Guardian’s Brussels reporter to corner Assange and tell him that he was on his way.

“While I was on the train going under the Channel, I had tried to work out what I would say to him,” remembers Davies. “It wasn’t going to work if I said ‘I’m a greedy reporter, I’d like to take all your information and put it in my newspaper.’”

Für sueddeutsche.de hat der Kollege Johannes Kuhn die Frage beantwortet Wer ist Wikileaks?

Der Economist hat Julian Assange auf eine Tasse Tee getroffen.

Der Feuilletonist Andrian Kreye verweist auf diesen Einschätzung von Jon Stewart:


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