Thursday, September 9, 2010

WikiLeaks, Backlash, and the Future of Open-Source Journalism

WikiLeaks' recent posting of more than 90,000 documents detailing the war in Afghanistan was perhaps the most important such disclosure since the Pentagon Papers. The Afghan War Logs, combined with leaked footage of U.S. personnel killing civilians and reporters in Iraq, has made WikiLeaks an important source for unfiltered information on the U.S.'s ongoing wars. Backlash to the leaks has been swift, with top administration of...ficials implying that WikiLeaks founders have "blood on their hands."

Join University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen, Texas Observer managing editor and former AP war correspondent Chris Tomlinson, and members of the newly revived Austin Indymedia for a discussion on the importance of the WikiLeaks documents, backlash, and open-source journalism.

This event is sponsored by MonkeyWrench Books, Austin Indymedia and CodePink.

This is a Zgraphix production.
Produced by Jeff Zavala.

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