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Wikileaks – Bad News

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Wikileaks, the phenomenal web site which publishes exceptional public interest material has temporarily suspended operation, the BBC has more:

“WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website that allows people to publish uncensored information anonymously, has suspended operations owing to financial problems.

Its running costs including staff payments are $600,000 (£377,000), but so far this year it has raised just $130,000 (£81,000).

WikiLeaks has established a reputation for publishing information that traditional media cannot.

The website claims to be non-profit and relies on donations.

A statement on its front page says it is funded by “human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public”. “

Readers will remember their marvellous role in putting out the leaked BNP membership list.

Links to donate are on their front page.

Written by modernityblog

02/02/2010 at 01:44

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  1. A great website however I have no idea how its running costs are so HIGH!

    More of a lifestyle business than actual purpose?

    £377,000 is a lot of running costs for a website which relies on free content from its contributors.

    Anyone else agree?

    Flexible New Deal

    02/02/2010 at 21:21

  2. Yes it is a lot, but maybe being secure is the issue? That could cost.


    02/02/2010 at 23:45

  3. […] is very hard in the Internet age to keep a secret, as Wikileaks have shown. Someone will normally release a document or better still an incriminating video, and then the whole […]

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