An Oslo-based newspaper has reportedly gained full access to WikiLeaks’ trove of more than 250,000 secret US embassy cables.
An article published today on Views and News from Norway (VNN), “WikiLeaks experiences leak itself”, claims that Aftenposten has possession of all the documents, despite WikiLeaks’ strategy of drip-feeding them on its own website and through select media partners.
WikiLeaks has only published 1,862 cables so far out of 251,287, according to its dedicated embassy cables site but according to VNN, Aftenposten news editor Ole Erik Almlid told Norway’s main business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv: “We’re free to do what we want with these documents…We’re free to publish the documents or not publish the documents, we can publish on the internet or on paper. We are handling these documents just like all other journalistic material to which we have gained access.”
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