WikiLeak Online News Archived Circa 2010-2012
This was a Wikileak News website for the period between 2010-2012. This page has been recreated for archived content showing examples of the news during this period. Additional information has been added from outside sources. This site offered links to : Wiki How / Wiki Leaks / Wiki Mystery / Wiki News / Wiki Photos / Wiki Sciencetech / Wiki UFO / Wiki Videos / Wiki Who / Wiki World / Wiki Wow!. To see up-to-date Wikileak news go to their website: wikileaks.org/.
WikiLeaks is not only a multi-national media organization, cut also an associated library. It was founded in 2006 by its publisher Julian Assange.
WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving corruption. spying and war. It has published more than 10 million documents and associated analyses and will continue publishing even though it has contended with denial-of-service attacks, has had to have staff members use software like Tor and PGP to communicate and preserve sources' anonymity, and been hit with numerous lawsuits.
“WikiLeaks is a giant library of the world’s most persecuted documents. We give asylum to these documents, we analyze them, we promote them and we obtain more.” - Julian Assange, Der Spiegel Interview
WikiLeaks success has allowed it to cultivate contractual relationships and secure communications paths to more than 100 major media organizations from around the world, giving WikiLeaks sources negotiating power, impact, and technical protections that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible for them to achieve.
Thus far WikiLeaks has a perfect record in defending and preserving both document authentication and resistance to all censorship attempts.
The many awards granted WikiLeaks, its publisher and its journalists attest to the valuable service they are performing. Awards includes:
- The Economist New Media Award (2008)
- The Amnesty New Media Award (2009)
- TIME Magazine Person of the Year, People’s Choice (highest global vote) (2010)
- The Sam Adams Award for Integrity (2010)
- The National Union of Journalists Journalist of the Year (Hrafnsson) (2011)
- The Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal (2011)
- The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism (2011)
- The Blanquerna Award for Best Communicator (2011)
- The Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism (2011)
- The Voltaire Award for Free Speech (2011)
- The International Piero Passetti Journalism Prize of the National Union of Italian Journalists (2011)
- The Jose Couso Press Freedom Award (2011)
- The Privacy International Hero of Privacy (2012)
- The Global Exchange Human Rights People’s Choice Award (2013)
- The Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts (2013)
- The Brazillian Press Association Human Rights Award (2013)
- The Kazakstan Union of Journalists Top Prize (2014)
- As well as nominations for the UN Mandela Prize (2015) and nominations in six consecutive years for the Nobel Peace Prize (2010-2015)
WikiLeaks is entirely funded by its publisher, its publication sales and the general public.
Examples of WikiLeak News Circa 2010-2012
Spy chief James Clapper Wields Lie Detector in War on Leaks
Employees at many of America’s top intelligence gathering and analysis agencies will have to convince a lie detector that they haven’t spilled any of the nation’s secrets to the media. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced the plan Monday to plug up leaks of sensitive information.
With a Department of Justice investigation under way into recent revelations about cyberwarfare against Iran and the publication of details of the U.S.’s drone program, Clapper ordered "that a question related to unauthorized disclosure of classified information be added to the counterintelligence polygraph used by all intelligence agencies that administer the examination."
In plain English, that means that employees at the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Energy, the FBI, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Security Agency will be quizzed about whether they have overshared with the press. And officials in key positions could find themselves subject to more frequent polygraph tests. Clapper also asked the Intelligence Community inspector general to lead leak investigations when the Department of Justice declines to prosecute the officials involved.
And Clapper opened a review of existing policies governing when employees of those agencies must report "non-incidental contact" with journalists, with an eye on overhauling those guidelines if they are found to be inconsistent—or even nonexistent, an aide told Yahoo News.
"These efforts will reinforce our professional values by sending a strong message that intelligence personnel always have, and always will, hold ourselves to the highest standard of professionalism," Clapper said in a statement.
Some Republican lawmakers, notably Sen. John McCain, have accused the Obama administration of disclosing national security information to the press to polish Obama’s image on national security ahead of the election. The president has called such allegations "offensive" and said he has a "zero tolerance" approach to leaks.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican, said Clapper’s announcement was "a good first step" toward deterring and detecting leaks.
"The leaking of classified national security information is intolerable at any level, but the parade of recent leaks requires action. We must break this culture of unauthorized disclosures," Rogers said in a statement.