It seems that even the banking blockade, though has been hitting Wikileaks quite significantly does not falter the goal of Wikileaks and that is by publishing things that aren’t meant for publication. Wikileaks plan on releasing ‘Global Intelligence Files’ ehich are a series of intercepted email from a Texas based security consulting firm – Stratfor, known for it’s ties to big corportation such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and various other government agencies such as US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency.
However leaked information would be useless if they can’t be understood for it’s original context and since there is about 5 million files that is available, spanning topics that covers all over the globe, Wikileaks announces partnership with 25 media organisation to help them sniff through the information and make sense in tying up to a grater picture.
Interesting enough one of the media organisation that is participating in this big project is Malaysia Today who is also quite known to be the platform that releases many classified documents. It would be interesting though on how Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Malaysia Today’s webmaster and editor would reveal to the Malaysian public based on the leaked GIF documents.
The last time that the Wikieleaks document had an impact on Malaysia was through a leaked US Embassy cable based in Canberra by which it was reported that the Australia’s Office of National Assessments, concurring with their counterparts in Singapore, concluded that Malaysia’s opposition leader walked into a trap and he probably knew it but walked into it anyway and mentioned a technical evidence acquired by the Singaporeans. By which the ‘trap’ mentioned in this context is the recent Saiful and Anwar debacle.
Though many argue that Wikileaks release compromises the lives of many, especially the diplomatic cables leak, still their defenders insist that this is a part of a global transparency movement and freedom of speech, insisting that instead of selling these information to a third party they release it to the public, stating that it’s a part of Journalism to uncover things. Which is why, this time around they are working with various media organisation to not only sniff through the information and piece together the puzzle, but also to demonstrate the spirit behind the release.