As said above, Also guys its important to note that WikiLeaks has committed no crime, while it is a crime to leak classified information, receiving and publishing it is not in the USA.(Original post by Melanie-v)
Wikileaks supports democracy by exposing secrets. Maybe it's not good for a few governments in the short-term, but it's good for the world.
Clearly the cable release has caused a lot of embarrassment, but freedom of of journalism its vitally important. Why is the information WikiLeaks published any different from information that has been published in paper based press in the past? Also, note that many papers such as the Guardian have published the cables, are they undermining democracy?
WikiLeaks - a force to undermine democracy? Watch
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- 06-12-2010 12:35
- 07-12-2010 16:35
Wikileaks is aiding it. The last I heard on the news about WL was America worrying that terrorists will now be able to know where to strike next effectively. Well, America and the terrorists best start sorting out their differences. That's democracy.
- 09-12-2010 16:49
Surely democracy is strenghtened when the lies are exposed and the people are better informed. Wikileaks doesn't threaten democracy.
- 14-12-2010 16:54
You refer to Iran and Saudi as states potentially destabilized as a result of Wikileaks. Neither of these are democracies (that includes you too, Iran).
It's likely to threaten inter-state diplomacy, though.