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On air: Are you glad this information is public?

Krupa Thakrar Padhy Krupa Thakrar Padhy | 17:00 UK time, Monday, 26 July 2010

troops_and_civilians.jpgThe Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel have published more than 92,000 secret military files from the website Wikileaks detailing the war in Afghanistan. The news has got you divided.

Scott on our Facebook page writes,

'To me, Wikileaks doesn't put out information for education's sake, but rather for media glitz and to spur unnecessary controversy.'

Siraj responds,

'They should be given Nobel Peace Prize,or an equivalent in the media industry for bringing out the true picture of Afghanistan!Kudos to them.'

Twitters buzzing over the story. Sanderchan in the Netherlands calls it 'the greatest intelligence leak ever - Wikileaks, a game changer.'

Are you pleased you've been given this information, or like this foreign policy blog, do you think it's nothing new?


The White House has gone into damage control mode, calling the leak a threat to national security.


For Glenn Greenwald at Salon, Wikileaks is simply revolutionising news.

But Steven Aftergood, blogger at Secrecy News says,



"Wikileaks is not the solution to our secrecy problem -- that requires a change in our own policy -- but I think it can serve a useful purpose as long as it exercises a modicum of editorial responsibility."


Was Wikileaks right to release this information?



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