from rze - Monday, April 07, 2008
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Scientology threatens Wikileaks over secret cult bibles:
"Wikileaks accepts classified, censored or otherwise restricted material of political, diplomatic or ethical significance. Wikileaks does not accept rumor, opinion or other kinds of first hand reporting or material that is already publicly available.
All staff who deal with sources are accredited journalists or lawyers. All submissions establish a journalist-source relationship. Online submissions are routed via Sweden and Belgium which have first rate journalist-source shield laws. Wikileaks records no source identifying information and there are a number of submission mechanisms available to deal with even the most sensitive national security information.
Wikileaks has a history breaking major stories (in the Guardian, New York Times, CNN, Reuters, etc), protecting sources (no source has ever been exposed) and press freedoms (all censorship attempts, from the Pentagon to London law firms have failed)."
As of yet, though, there are no damning documents regarding COG/TF on there...?
As an aside, there are obvious huge benefits in this sort of uncovering of information and breaking through censorship. It goes a great deal towards being better informed to approach political, social and other decision-making processes, holding governments accountable for their actions (ex: recent leaks of '08 Tibet uprising footage that China had barred), etc. Hopefully, however, such a pool of information wouldn't encourage a backlash of even tighter-lipped sources of this info.
Then, of course, there's the matter of rights to privacy as far as personal identity goes. I'm not sure how far Wikileaks takes the freedom of information ideal. Hopefully a wider transparency in issues and of organizations -- religious, political, commercial, etc. -- can be established without compromising the protection of anyone who might be involved yet innocent in whatever the given issue.