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By Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, Patrick McCurdy

Revelations released by way of the whistleblower platform WikiLeaks, together with the releases of U.S. diplomatic cables in what turned often called 'Cablegate', positioned WikiLeaks into the overseas highlight and sparked severe in regards to the position and impression of leaks in a electronic period. past WikiLeaks opens an area to mirror at the broader implications throughout political and media fields, and at the changes that consequence from new sorts of leak journalism and transparency activism. A pick out team of popular students, overseas specialists, and WikiLeaks 'insiders' talk about the implications of the WikiLeaks saga for normal media, foreign journalism, freedom of expression, policymaking, civil society, social swap, and foreign politics. From brief insider reviews to intricate and theoretically trained educational texts, the several chapters supply serious tests of the present historic juncture of our mediatized society and provide outlooks of the long run. Authors contain, among others, Harvard University's Yochai Benkler, Graham Murdoch of Loughborough college, web activism student, Gabriella Coleman, the Director for overseas Freedom of Expression on the digital Frontier beginning, Jillian York, and father or mother editor, Chris Elliott. The publication additionally incorporates a dialog among thinker, Slavoj Zizek, and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, and its prologue is written by way of Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic MP and editor of the WikiLeaks video, `Collateral Murder`.

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Following the characterization of social change activism in the WikiLeaks age, authors also discuss a concrete instance of political change – the Arab Spring – and explore WikiLeaks’ role in this historic uprising. The book closes with Introduction 5 a conversation between Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek – labelled by the National Review as “the most dangerous political philosopher in the West” – and Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. The book thereby gives the last word to the person who has been at the centre of the WikiLeaks saga and to a prominent observer and commentator, and we listen to how they expand and deepen the discussion of the impact of WikiLeaks on journalism, activism, politics, and society.

He builds on Benkler’s concept of the networked fourth estate, presented in Chapter 1, to examine the role of the social media site Twitter in the WikiLeaks saga. S. Department of Justice. By focussing on the “Twitter – WikiLeaks” connection, Winseck raises questions around Internet users’ communication rights, the role and reach of commercial entities that control critical Internet resources 8 Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy and the use of social media sites by journalists to access sources, share information, and generally to create and circulate the news.

By focussing on the “Twitter – WikiLeaks” connection, Winseck raises questions around Internet users’ communication rights, the role and reach of commercial entities that control critical Internet resources 8 Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy and the use of social media sites by journalists to access sources, share information, and generally to create and circulate the news. In “WikiLeaks, Secrecy, and Freedom of Information: The Case of the United Kingdom,” David Banisar and Francesca Fanucci investigate the difficult balance between secrecy and openness in contemporary democracies by focusing on the UK experience.

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