Well I have to say, I for one am thinking about moving to Iceland..! They are definitely leading the way to show how people can make a difference, and
stand together as The People and change their government..!
And now it seems, there is going to be a sibling to Wikileaks... thanks to Brazilian journalist Pedro Noel.
With the imprisonment of Bradley Manning and detainment of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks is effectively on hold. But that does not mean that leaks and
whistleblowing activities have stopped.
GlobaLeaks lists a large number of leak sites, which are active to different degrees. Soon The Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP) will be added
to the list.
So what is GlobaLeaks..?
GlobaLeaks is the first open-source whistleblowing framework. It empowers anyone to easily set up and maintain a whistleblowing platform.
GlobaLeaks can help many different types of users: media organizations, activist groups, corporations and public agencies.
This seems a step in the right direction to me...
Noel perceived a gap in the whistleblowing community, between raw data – documents that conclude wrongdoing – and newsmaking in an impartial
way, free of political and economic agendas.
He decided that a new platform was needed.
“If the data does not get explained and treated in a way that people can understand, there’s no point in releasing it.”
He and his colleagues intend to launch the new whistleblowing site in the last week of September. Noel was once a volunteer with WikiLeaks, so he
knows how the system there works. He says there a number of differences between the AWP and WikiLeaks.
“First, there are structural differences. We’ll have a decentralised framework. With AWP, editors and staff will swap positions: we don’t want
to have an ‘icon’. We’ll work with journalists and activists in different centres, and all the working groups will have their own platforms to
receive documents and the like,” he tells IPS.
Also Noel wants to make it open so its international. As WikiLeaks all goes through one site which is in English only, so this will mean that the data
GlobaLeaks receives will be from people of all languages, all countries and all cultures...
I shall definitely be keeping an eye on this... Oh and one last thing - thumbs up for Icleand
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