WikiLeaks funding ‘blocked’

WikiLeaks has claimed that its funding has been blocked because of government interference.
Moneybookers, a British-registered internet payment firm that collects WikiLeaks donations, closed down its account because the whistleblowing organisation had been put on an official US watchlist and on an Australian government blacklist.

WikiLeaks has defied calls from the Pentagon to destroy thousands of secret files.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was informed by Moneybookers that it had “terminated the business relationship” between the two.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 257 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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