Tag Archives: whistleblowers

Wikileaks temporarily closes due to lack of funds

WikiLeaks.org, the whistleblowing and transparency website, has temporarily shut its site, citing lack of funds. It promises to be “back soon”.

WikiLeaks, part of the Sunshine Press, is calling for donations to support the publication of “hundreds of thousands” of pages from “corrupt banks, the US detainee system, the Iraq war, China, the UN and many others”.

“We have raised just over $130,000 for this year but can not meaningfully continue operations until costs are covered. These amount to just under $200,000 PA. If staff are paid, our yearly budget is $600,000.”

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Computer World: WikiLeaks plans to make leaking easier with new upload system

Wikileaks.org, the document leaking website, is working on a way to enable newspapers, human rights organisations, criminal investigators and others to embed an ‘upload a disclosure to me via WikiLeaks’ form onto their websites, Computer World reports (IDG News Service article).

“The upload system will give potential whistleblowers around the world the ability to leak sensitive documents to an organisation or journalist they trust over a secure connection, while giving the receiver legal protection they might not otherwise enjoy.”

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TheAustralian: ‘Major gap’ in whistleblower legislation

“A major gap in the proposed whistleblower protection legislation has been highlighted by the case of an army corporal,” the Australian newspaper reports.

The corporal is facing discharge for being obese after he spoke out to a major newspaper, the report continues.

“Queensland’s Sunday Mail last week broke the story about the unnamed 15-year army veteran appealing against his discharge after being found to be obese in a bodymass index test.”

The corporal “is now facing three disciplinary charges relating to talking to the media, which are expected to be heard today. But he would not get any protection under the current or proposed whistleblower protection measures.”

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