We’re not in the mess we’re in, in the world, because of too many leaks. … I say there should be some secrets. But I also say we invaded Iraq illegally because of a lack of a Bradley Manning at that time.
— Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower behind the 7,000-page documentation of US decision making about the Vietnam War — the Pentagon Papers — to the press and members of US Congress starting in 1971. First person to be prosecuted for leaking documents in the US.
To leak or not to leak? Why are embarrassed diplomats scurrying to kill WikiLeaks, and should they deserve our support? Should we leave red-faced politicians shown up for who they are – backstabbers?! How has DSAI’s sodomy trial been jeopardised? What’s all the fuss about Najib and Singapore? What is the human rights position on WikiLeaks? All the questions you wanted answers to – ANSWERED!
Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is hosting a public forum WikiLeaks Cablegate: Potong / XNak Potong? – The Malaysian Chapter on the impact of WikiLeaks on the media, politics, secrecy and the human rights landscape in Malaysia. The forum kicks off with a panel discussion featuring human rights lawyer Edmund Bon, information activist and CIJ director Sonia Randhawa and feminist activist/writer/tech advocate Jac Kee.
(For more information, please contact CIJ at 03.4023.0772)