Dec 13, 2010
WIKIREBELS, THE DOCUMENTARY. OPENLEAKS, THE SEQUEL
You got access to some secret and shocking documents that could change the course of history. You feel ready to leak them, but how? Chasing Wikileaks around the internet has become a very exhausting sport! Don't worry, you should be able to drop your info-bombs on Openleaks starting on Monday. At least that was the plan. The site, mirroring Wikileaks concept, is been built by Wikileaks dissenters, as you can learn, among many other things, in the following documentary, Wikirebels. Go and tell the US government! The nightmare, multiplied!
The Swedish Television has spent the last six months working on this one hour report about Wikileaks. It's the story of this organization from the very beginning until last week. They posted it online yesterday. It's a rough cut but it is quite good, with many in depth interviews with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, his collaborators, his ex collaborators and with investigative journalists from different countries. You will discover, among other things, that he was the brains behind the proposal of creating a sort of offshore safe haven for information in Iceland. What a brilliant idea! Bankers put money in their offshore accounts (shame on you!), and journalists will eventually put their lives when feeling in danger (I wonder what ever happened to the First Amendment...). The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, approved unanimously by the Icelandic parliament last summer, is intended to be the strongest media freedom law. It seems that so far can only protect Icelandic journalists, but it could get improved, and maybe it will. Let's hope.