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1, Dec 7, 2010

WikiLeaks Has Changed the Nature of Journalism 2

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 12:46 am

To be sure, this is only the beginning of the fear thus created by the Leaks. Without any doubt, countries throughout the world will be forced to adjust their security and any coverup mechanism because of WikiLeaks. I am certain whatever murders and killings, wars and fights or conspiratory behavior a powerful country attempts to engage, it will have one more thing to fear and to hide from, that is, the new Almighty WikiLeaks. Even God has to take the second place here.

Like it or not, WikiLeaks is to change many aspects of society. One of them is the nature of journalism. How should we define journalism in this light? Is it as it always claims to be the mouth of facts and truth or mere mouthpiece of the powerful? As Time magazine put it, it “could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act.”

WikiLeaks has attracted and will continue to attract millions of like-minded people and to provide the brave ones a channel to leak out the truth that might otherwise forever be kept from public view. When people are equipped with truth, they could transform society and help bring a better world for all of us.

To be continued….

1 Comment »

  1. Technology is not a threat. But maybe this is a good thing….

    We NEED proper steering mechanism to survive the global society we created with technology.

    Would we have gone to Iraq over Weapons of mass destruction if we were part of the diplomatic cable discussion ? Better off with more transparency ? CreditCrises / Cable gate shows governments are not so much in control of the global society.
    Wasn’t it the work of the press to tell us the truth ?

    At least the cork has been out of the bottle. Shutting down is naive. Discuss it is the only option.. Good idea to continue…

    Comment by dfg — 1, Dec 7, 2010 @ 7:59 am

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