Posts Tagged ‘Wikileaks’

NYT and the Julian Assange Smear Campaign

Monday, March 7th, 2011

By Peter Hart, March 2, 2010

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange believes people are out to smear him and his organization. That much seems clear. Today (March 2) the New York Times’ Ravi Somaiya writes a piece that would seem to confirm those suspicions.

Read full blog here.

A Wikileaks Primer – Columbia Journalism Review

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

A must read for those who want to be up to date on what’s happening.

By CJR Staff

Around 5 p.m. on Friday, the online secret-sharing site WikiLeaks released almost 400,000 previously classified U.S. military documents pertaining to the Iraq war. As with their last document dump, WikiLeaks shared the documents with a number of news organizations before they were widely released. Here’s a basic rundown of those outlets’ initial coverage. (The French newspaper Le Monde was also given access to the documents. Unfortunately, nobody here reads French.)

New York Times War Logs
Washington Post

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Was the Target of a Dirty Trick — NY Times Reports (in So Many Words)

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

So reporteth the Times:

LONDON — Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks who has been embroiled in a fight with the Pentagon over the recent release of classified documents, briefly became the focus of new attention on Saturday when Swedish prosecutors sought him for questioning on rape allegations — then quickly said the accusations were unfounded. — Full story here.

Wikileaks said in a blog post earlier than the Times’ breaking story:

On Saturday 21st of August, we have been made aware of rape allegations made against Julian Assange, founder of this project and one of our spokespeople.

We are deeply concerned about the seriousness of these allegations. We the people behind WikiLeaks think highly of Julian and and he has our full support.

While Julian is focusing on his defenses and clearing his name, WikiLeaks will be continuing its regular operations.

The WORD to Wikileaks: Release the Kracken, all 15,000 tenacles.