Ex-WikiLeakers Start Own Service: Openleaks

Group plans to be 'messenger' for whistleblowers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2010 12:50 PM CST
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(Newser) – Former workers for the beleaguered WikiLeaks have a new whistle-blowing project, and it’s set to launch Monday, Mashable reports. Openleaks, whose founders left WikiLeaks over differences with Julian Assange, hopes to act “as far as possible” as a “messenger” between whistleblowers and publishers of leaked material. That way, “all editorial control and responsibility rests with the publishing organization,” an insider tells the Swedish news site DN.se.

“As a result of our intention not to publish any document directly and in our own name, we do not expect to experience the kind of political pressure which WikiLeaks is under at this time,” the insider says. “In that aspect, it is quite interesting to see how little of politicians’ anger seems directed at the newspapers using WikiLeaks sources.” The Daily Intel has more on the WikiLeaks rift and its spawn.

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