WikiLeaks, a platform for disclosing information, has managed to produce more scoops in the last three years than the Washington Post has in the last 30: the gruesome video of Iraqi civilians and journalists being murdered by members of the US military; the true circumstances surrounding the bombing of two hijacked petrol-tankers in Kunduz, Afghanistan; the plundering of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing; the planning documents for the Duisburg Love Parade, and many more.
Many scandals would have stayed forever under the carpet if WikiLeaks had not published the secret documents. But who is behind this organisation that has struck fear into the powerful, and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force? What does the nerve centre of WikiLeaks look like, and what explosive documents are still slumbering there? Who decides which of the thirty daily contributions go online, and how does the site ensure that these are not hoaxes? Are the accusations of rape made against Julian Assange in Sweden a conspiracy by secret services, and what is the truth about the internal power struggles that are always being reported in the press?
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