The Internet has enabled civilization to push the boundaries of communication beyond what we could have ever imagined a few decades ago. The Internet has and will continue to be a forum for free speech, exchange of information and culture, and most importantly, a digital organic-like entity that will continuously make the playing field a bit more fair for the little guy who has information or an opinion he’d like to share with the world. In an era long ago, without the internet and websites like WikiLeaks.org, one would not have access to classified information like the one regarding the US Apache helicopter killing up to 12 people in Baghdad. Today, that information is available to you and I.
WikiLeaks site unfazed by arrest of US army ’source’
“The US has detained US military analyst Bradley Manning on suspicion of leaking classified material to the site [wikileaks.org]… One video reportedly posted to the site by Mr Manning shows a US Apache helicopter killing up to 12 people – including two Reuters journalists – during an attack in Baghdad in 2007. Two children were also seriously injured in the assault on the group…”
“WikiLeaks is a multi-jurisdictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials to communicate to the public. Since July 2007, WikiLeaks has worked across the globe to obtain, publish and defend such materials, and, also, to fight in the legal and political spheres for the broader principles on which their work is based: the integrity of the common historical record and the rights of all peoples to create new history.”