By Tesha Miller
Julian Assange’s creation of Wikileaks and its subsequent release of hundreds of thousands of classified US War and Diplomatic documents has become one of the most controversial journalistic undertakings of the day. The release of this sensitive material has spurned a global debate about the role of journalism in contemporary times and what level of information is appropriate for individual consumption. The amount of knowledge that the public has on national and international affairs depends directly upon the legislative outcomes to these new information challenges and ultimately, how we decide to protect journalists, whistleblowers and news media organizations.
Posted in 4th Estate, Constitution, Region: Iceland, Whistleblowers
Tagged 1st amendment, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, free speech, iceland, iceland press, obama censorship, Whistleblowers, wikileaks
Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer, who is now fighting a US justice department attempt to get hold of her private messages on Twitter Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images
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Icelandic MP Named in Wikileaks Case
By Iceland Review
Spokespersons of the Wikileaks-page say that American authorities have asked the web-page Twitter to submit all messages from four individuals, including Icelandic Member of Althingi, Iceland’s Parliament, Birgitta Jónsdóttir. According to the Wikileaks people the U.S: Department of Justice has demanded that Witter submit personal messages, information on IP-numbers, links and personal information on Julian Assange and three other individuals who have connections to Wikileaks. One of the three is Birgitta Jónsdóttir.