facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Domain name provider cuts WikiLeaks ties

Domain name provider cuts WikiLeaks ties

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. Internet domain name provider disconnected the WikiLeaks.org Web address, saying constant hacking of the site hampered other customers.
Leaked cables tell of Afghan corruption

Leaked cables tell of Afghan corruption

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Corruption is commonplace in the Afghan government and an honest official is hard to find, leaked U.S. State Department cables indicate.

WikiLeaks not in China, Arab news

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- China and a number of Arab countries have suppressed coverage of the leaked diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks because of embarrassing information.

Cable: Israeli organized crime a concern

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomats worried about Israeli organized crime's rise and wanted to stop it from expanding into the United States, a leaked U.S. cable indicated Thursday.
Page 14 of 14
Next
Photos
Wikileaks
The WikiLeaks Internet page showing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is displayed with a Swiss Internet 'ch' address on December 5, 2010. WikiLeaks had to switch to a Swiss Internet address from the normal org address after WikiLeaks released secret United States Embassy Cables. Supporters view Assange as a savior of free speech, whereas critics call him a 'terrorist' for releasing classified material from the United States government. UPI
Wiki

WikiLeaks is an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents. The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The Guardian newspaper describes Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, as its director.

WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award. In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International's UK Media Award (in the category "New Media") for the 2008 publication of "Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances", a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya. In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of "websites that could totally change the news".

In April 2010, WikiLeaks posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review. In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. In November 2010, WikiLeaks began releasing U.S. State department diplomatic cables.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wikileaks."
Photo Galleries
Video
Most Popular
1
Who is the 'Woman in Black' roaming U.S. highways?
2
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
3
Jennifer Aniston surprised by Justin Theroux during photo shoot
4
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
5
Jessica Alba covers Maxim in bikini, talks self-confidence
x
Feedback