What is Wikileaks ?

WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and  information to the public. They provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to their journalists. They publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of their sources anonymous.

The wikileaks was back online on friday with a new swiss address-wikileaks.ch-six hours after its previous doamin, wikileaks.org was shutdown. “Wikileaks moves to switzerland” they declared in Twitter.

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The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, answers readers’ questions in the Guardian.co.uk site on December 3,2010. In the questions one of the reader asks, “You started something that nobody can stop. The Beginning of a New World” , another reader asks “why do you think it was necessary to “give Wikileaks a face”? Don’t you think it would be better if the organization was anonymous?”. Assange replied, “I originally tried hard for the organisation to have no face, because I wanted egos to play no part in our activities. This followed the tradition of the French anonymous pure mathematians, who wrote under the collective allonym, “The Bourbaki”. However this quickly led to tremendous distracting curiosity about who and random individuals claiming to represent us. In the end, someone must be responsible to the public and only a leadership that is willing to be publicly courageous can genuinely suggest that sources take risks for the greater good. In that process, I have become the lightening rod”. One reader asks, “Is there a ‘second line’ of activists in place that would continue the campaign?”. For that question he ends up the conversation with the words “History will win. The world will be elevated to a better place. Will we survive? That depends on you.”

[Source –http://www.guardian.co.uk ]

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