WikiLeaks; medium or conspiracy?

Ballesteros, Nichole Braga, Henni Rae Del Rosario, Christa Dizon, Sam Mansilungan, Bren

. Provide answers to the questions raised. A. B. Examine the sources previously cited and explore further. Arrive to a conclusion. List down questions that your investigation will seek to answer. Tabulate the answers to the questions and other data gathered. D. Conduct preliminary research for an overview of the topic.I. Establish an investigation strategy. III. C. II.

1. Conduct preliminary research for an overview and background of the topic.org b) WikiLeaks Mirror Links http://wikileaks. Visit the website itself a) WikiLeaks Homepage http://wikileaks.info .A.

Read articles concerning the recent controversy. 2. Conduct preliminary research for an overview and background of the topic.A. .

3. Start jotting down the useful sources encountered. a) At a glance: WikiLeaks cables b) PressTV ± Karzai doubts credibility of WikiLeaks c) Is there any hidden political motive behind WikiLeaks? d) The Purpose and People of WikiLeaks .A. Conduct preliminary research for an overview and background of the topic.

List down questions that your investigation will seek to answer.B. is the text edited before it is posted online on the website? Who are the people involved in creating and facilitating the website? Are there any hidden motives behind the website? What was the outcome of other similar cases? . 7. How long has the website been running? What are the website¶s sources of information? What are the website¶s techniques in gathering data? How are these informationverified? After submission. 6. 5. 2. 3. 4. 1.

C. Examine the sources previously cited and explore further. .

relying on a network of dedicated volunteers around the globe. when the organisation was officially launched. 2010) http://213. How long has the website been running? ³We are a young organisation that has grown very quickly. Since 2007.96/about.´ (About WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has worked to report on and publish important information.D.html .145.251. Provide answers to the questions raised. 1.

we accept (but do not solicit) anonymous sources of information.html .145. Provide answers to the questions raised. Unlike other outlets. 2.96/about. we provide a high security anonymous drop box fortified by cutting-edge cryptographic information technologies. 2010) http://213. This provides maximum protection to our sources. What are the website¶s sources of information? ³Like other media outlets conducting investigative journalism.251.D.´ (How WikiLeaks works.

3. We then publish both the news story and the original material in order to enable readers to analyse the story in the context of the original source material themselves. Our news stories are in the comfortable presentation style of Wikipedia«´ (How WikiLeaks works. our journalists analyse the material.251.html . 2010) http://213.D. Provide answers to the questions raised.96/about. verify it and write a news piece about it describing its significance to society. How is the information verified? ³When information comes in.145.

Provide answers to the questions raised. Our news stories are in the comfortable presentation style of Wikipedia.D.145. Unlike Wikipedia. Is the text edited before it is posted online? ³We then publish both the news story and the original material in order to enable readers to analyse the story in the context of the original source material themselves.html . 4. although the two organisations are not otherwise related. 2010) http://213.´ (How WikiLeaks works. random readers can not edit our source documents.96/about.251.

mathematicians and others. Who are the people involved? It was the project of Julian Assange. ³We also have a network of talented lawyers around the globe who are personally committed to the principles that WikiLeaks is based on. 2010) http://213.html . network engineers. Provide answers to the questions raised. software programmers.D. The group includes accredited journalists.251. ´ (The people behind WikiLeaks.145. and who defend our media organisation« WikiLeaks is a project of the Sunshine Press« WikiLeaks is an independent global group of people with a long standing dedication to the idea of a free press and the improved transparency in society that comes from this.96/about. 5.

It's probably pretty clear by now that WikiLeaks is not a front for any intelligence agency or government despite a rumour to that effect.251.145.html .D. 2010) http://213.´ (The people behind WikiLeaks. Provide answers to the questions raised. Are there any hidden motives behind the website? a. 6.96/about.

RAAM and Mossad in destabilizing Pakistan. The documents are silent about role of RAW. Nobody in USA and entire western world has noticed these glaring oddities as to how come role of three principal players is missing from the radar screen and US documents are blank. there is not a single line written about India.D.php?option=com_content&v iew=article&id=24722:wikileaks-an-indo-zionistconspiracy&catid=35:worldwide&Itemid=152 .effedieffe.´ (Wikileaks. ³It may be noted that among the over 92000 secret documents compiled in five years.com/index. an indo-zionist conspiracy? 2010: By Brig Asif Haroon Raja) http://www. Provide answers to the questions raised. b.

com/article/idUSTRE6B15PP20101202 . a key question about whether the WikiLeaks website or its founder Julian Assange could be prosecuted.´ a. Walter Kendall Myers (Factbox: U. editing by Philip Barbara) http://www. Provide answers to the questions raised. cases involving leaks of secret material. Stewart Nozette d. 2010: Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky. Stephen Jin-Woo Kim c.reuters. What was the outcome in other similar cases? ³The cases mostly involved people who worked for the government or had a direct connection. Thomas Drake b. 7.S.D.

II. Tabulate the answers to the questions and other data gathered. .

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Through the investigation strategy that we formulated. we arrived to the conclusion that WikiLeaks. as a source of data. Weighing out the two sides of its controversial function in society. is credible (giving no consideration to the moral implications of its activity).III. . the website has more sources in defense of its reliability and validity as ground for information dissemination. Arrive to a conclusion. 1.

we are open to any new information that may support or refute our current stand on the issue. .III. Arrive to a conclusion. As students with limited resources to fully investigate the credibility of WikiLeaks. 2.