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Isn’t it time for a dispassionate assessment of WikiLeaks’ impact? Questions media won’t ask

Miami Herald :: It has been two years since the massive leaks of military and diplomatic data. The moment is ripe for an accounting. Did the leaks do harm or do good? Did Wikileaks demoralize dedicated officials and expose trusting intelligence assets to risk and reprisal? Or did it blow whistles that needed blowing, embolden dissidents worldwide, fuel the Arab Spring, encourage lackluster news media to defy official controls, help chase despots from power?

[Edward Wasserman:] Isn’t it time for a dispassionate assessment of WikiLeaks’ impact? ... But none of these answers will come from media that don’t even ask the questions.

An essay by Edwad Wasserman, www.miamiherald.com

HT: Dan Gillmor, his Tweet with additional details here:

Incoming dean of UC-Berkeley's JSchool asks journos to ask obvious questions re Assange and Wikileaks: hrld.us/Rp2B2V

— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) August 28, 2012
Tags: Wikileaks

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