Wikileaks is an non-profit media organisation and its website wikileaks.org is banned by some countries.
“We open governments” is the slogan of wikileaks, this describes that wikileaks is not just a normal organisation and not normal website. It is a website which gives information which is secret, private and classified, these infos got from anonymous sources are not just directly posted on website, before posting source and info they are verified by modern forensic techniques and other modern digital programming techniques by experts, and source is kept anonymous.
The main objective of wikileaks is to give serious whistle blowing information.Its current releases are
a)251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government’s foreign activities.
b)391,832 reports (’The Iraq War Logs’), document the war and occupation in Iraq, which consists details events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.
c) Afghanistan war logs
d)Collateral murder video:A classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
These documents contain serious criticisms and praises by US embassies towards other countries, and also details about climate change regulations, nuclear disarmament, war on terror etc.
The reaction from world to these documents is tremendous because with this breakthrough US has virtually lost its self esteem to be the leader of the world and now some people are calling it a ‘silent dictator’. Many countries supported and many others denied. Countries like Brazil, Ecuador, Russia, ‘China’ has praised and where as Australia, France, Iran has criticized the wikileaks.
This is like “if we consider a person to be a leader of a team, and the leader who is well known for his good characters that are praised by every team player, but if other person knows his small negligible bad activities and reveals that to other team players,some will support him, some do support by fear of leader and some don’t support the leader. And now in order to save himself the leader finds the revealer’s bad activities and traps him”
This example is related to wikileaks which is founded by Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and start-up company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa and its creator Julian Assange who is Australian publisher and also known as “internet activist” having many criminal cases behind him, and also wikileaks is being banned by many countries.
Conclusion:As the old sanskrit saying is that ‘YATHA RAJA THATHA PRAJA’ that means “as people as king”. And the main dilemma now in people minds is ‘If leaders have done such things and are saved why can’t us do the same’.