What do you need to know about WikiLeaks?
Two experts lay out the facts surrounding the controversy. What is Wikileaks? Wikileaks is a self-described “not-for-profit media organization,” launched in 2006 for the purposes of disseminating original documents from anonymous sources and leakers.
How did Julian Assange come up with the idea of WikiLeaks?
He was inspired to create WikiLeaks by Daniel Ellsberg ’s 1971 release of the Pentagon Papers. Observing that two years had elapsed between Ellsberg’s obtaining the Pentagon Papers and their publication in The New York Times, Assange sought to streamline the whistle-blowing process.
When did the WikiLeaks donation account get suspended?
On 22 January 2010, the Internet payment intermediary PayPal suspended WikiLeaks’ donation account and froze its assets. WikiLeaks said that this had happened before, and was done for “no obvious reason”. The account was restored on 25 January 2010.
When did the first Wikileaks cables come out?
In November 2010 WikiLeaks released selections from a trove of some 250,000 classified diplomatic cables between the U.S. State Department and its embassies and consulates around the world. Those documents dated mostly from 2007 to 2010 but included some dating back as far as 1966.
Where is the city of Xirivella in Spain?
It borders the city of Valencia, Alaquàs, Picanya and Mislata. The municipality is divided by the V-30 motorway and the river Turia, with the La Luz district on the eastern part of the river. Since June 2012, a bridge across the motorway has connected both parts.
How did the Xirivella Forest get its name?
The name Xirivella may come from the Latin word Silvella (little forest). Archeological remains have been found in Xirivella dating since Roman times. During the Middle Ages the area was inhabited by farmers that cultivated the land.
Who was arrested in connection with the WikiLeaks leak?
The first formal charges were filed in May 2010, when Bradley Manning, a low-level U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was arrested in connection with the release of the 2007 helicopter video. Investigators later accused him of the diplomatic cable leak as well.
When did WikiLeaks release the Collateral Murder video?
These documents came on the heels of the release of the “Collateral Murder” video in April 2010, and Afghan and Iraq War logs in July 2010 and October 2010, which totaled 466,743 documents.