first_img News News United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more The controversy has resulted in a real threat to the website of closure in the United States and targeted persecution of its contributors. The US authorities would be very mistaken if they tried to use our criticism as support for a decision to silence Wikileaks. The Obama administration made a serious mistake when it broke its promise to reveal the human, moral and financial cost of the “war against terror” launched by President George W. Bush. Wikileaks has rightly defied this blockade on access to information.Raising the question, as we did, of the danger of releasing certain sensitive data does not in any way constitute incitement to censorship or, less still, support for the war. Should we be blamed for pointing out that the information provided by Wikileaks could be used by the Taliban and could serve as grounds for reprisals? Is it contrary to a humanitarian organisation’s vocation to draw attention to the possible impact on human lives of high-risk information? Is it wrong to point out that Wikileaks’ recent actions could backfire not only on itself but also on the independent researchers and journalists who cover these subjects online?A media is responsible for what it publishes or disseminates. To remind it of that is not to wish its disappearance. Quite the contrary. Editorial responsibility, liked freedom of expression, to which it is linked, cannot be reduced to mere partisan or ideological interests. To accuse Wikileaks’ critics of being “Pentagon accomplices” distorts and pre-empts any discussion about the work of the media and media ethics. The principle of free expression is indivisible, as is the careful observation of the media that it requires. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts There has been a great deal of controversy about the Wikileaks website’s decision to post thousands of leaked reports that include the names of Afghan civilians who have collaborated with the international military coalition in Afghanistan. The controversy has grown even more since Reporters Without Borders and other NGOs criticised a lack of responsibility on the part of Wikileaks.As hate messages and unfair accusations proliferate in the online newspapers that reported this criticism, Reporters Without Borders would like to caution against any attempts to put words in its mouth.We reaffirm our support for Wikileaks, its work and its founding principles. It is thanks in large part to Wikileaks that the world has seen the failures of the wars waged by the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also thanks to Wikileaks that we have seen how the US army deliberately targeted a Reuters crew in Baghdad in July 2007. The video of this tragedy has been posted on our website ever since it was leaked . United StatesAmericas News August 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Criticism of Wikileaks is not a call for censorship or support for the war” Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Mackerel quota bad news for Donegal – Cope News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleExtradition hearing due to get underway for John DowneyNext articleConcern over flooding potential of blocked Clonmany river News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A Donegal Deputy has stated that he has no confidence in the method of assessing fishing stocks after an agreement was reached which will leave Ireland with a big quota reduction in mackerel for 2019. International negotiations have resulted in Ireland allowed a quota of 55,300 tonnes – a reduction of 20% on 2018.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says its disappointing news but an improvement on the initial proposal to cut the quota by 61%.He is however warning that the cuts will still impact the fishing community in Donegal:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – November 23, 2018 center_img Twitter Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more