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Former Wikileaks Employees Launching OpenLeaks

Julian Assange's former number two, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, is starting a rival anonymous document-based whistleblowing website called OpenLeaks.

Julian Assange's former number two, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, has announced plans to start a rival anonymous document-based whistleblowing website called OpenLeaks.

According to this article from The Australian, Domscheit-Berg was upset by the increasingly authoritarian organization at Wikileaks (Assange was Dictator for Life) and the emerging role of Wikileaks as an antagonist of the United States rather than an advocate for global transparency.

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A Wikileaks Copycat Wants to Expose Corruption in Russia

Move over, Assange. A Russian political activist and blogger named Alexei Navalny has set up a whistleblowing website modeled on Wikileaks.



Move over, Assange. A Russian political activist and blogger named Alexei Navalny, who is apparently very popular among the vast majority of Russians who aren't part of the oligarchy, has set up a whistleblowing website to try to expose political corruption in the country.

The site is modeled—roughly—on Wikileaks. It allows anyone to publish information detailing corrupt practices and discuss it.

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Cablegate Is Great for Web Traffic at The Guardian

There may be a good public interest justification for releasing the WikiLeaks material, but it's also been really great for business.


I'm sure the editorial powers that be at The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, El Monde, and El Pais have a very well developed, public-interest-based justification for publishing the WikiLeaks material, but the business people in those institutions have to be happy too. It looks like Cablegate is responsible for a doubling of traffic at The Guardian.

And, as Visual Journalism notes, because the documents are being released gradually, the media outlets that are getting prior access are going to be leading on this story for quite a long time.

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