Professional journalists discuss the reaction of the release of 76,000 War Diaries documents online to date. Julian Assange, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Editor of Wikileaks joined in via Skype.
From the Frontline Club:
The controversy surrounding WikiLeaks’ historic release of more than 70,000 classified US military documents on the war in Afghanistan has not died down.
But one thing is certain: online data and its dissemination is changing journalism and the relationship betwen public and power.
In this special event, we ask:
- How are organisations like WikiLeaks changing the way public data is released?
- What do the Afghan War Logs mean for the mainstream media and government media relations?
- What are the legal implications of the War Logs files’ release?
Joining us on this panel are: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief (via online link up); journalist, academic and freedom of expression activist Heather Brooke, whose successful campaigning led to the full release of MPs’ expenses files; media lawyer Mark Stephens of Finers, Stephens Innocent and Simon Rogers, editor of The Guardian’s Datablog.
Chaired by Paddy O’Connell, the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House.
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