WikiLeaks condemned

A press freedom group has hit out at the publication of the leaked Afghanistan war logs.

Reporters Without Borders accused founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, of “incredible irresponsibility” for publishing the confidential documents.

“Revealing the identity of hundreds of people who collaborated with the coalition is highly dangerous,” it wrote, adding that the leak has placed people at risk of “deadly revenge attacks”.

WikiLeaks dismissed the reprimand, denouncing the letter as “some idiot statement”.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 248 of Media Digest.




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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