Information, Secrecy, and WikiLeaks panel

"Information, Secrecy, and WikiLeaks" panel held at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Cape Town.
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Dario Milo @Dariomilo
Session on #WikiLeaks just started #CLC2013 Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen speaking abt Julian Assange & how #WikiLeaks bolsters right 2 know
Dario Milo @Dariomilo
#CLC2013 @suigenerisjen: #WikiLeaks technology and anonymity arguably provides better protection for sources than laws in domestic states
Dario Milo @Dariomilo
#CLC2013 @suigenerisjen on Bradley Manning, source 4 #WikiLeaks cables: he 1st tried to give 2 Washington Post & @nytimes & didn't hear back
Dario Milo @Dariomilo
@suigenerisjen: secret grand jury investigation re #WikiLeaks & Assange + Manning prosecution raise NB q 4 whistleblowers & media #CLC2013
Dario Milo @Dariomilo
@suigenerisjen : economic censorship by financial corps re #WikiLeaks yet its dropbox 4 anonymous sources same as mainstream media #CLC2013
Dario Milo @Dariomilo
@suigenerisjen concludes #WikiLeaks address @ #CLC2013: #SecrecyBill in SA has widespread implications for free speech & whistleblowers
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Jan Clements from @guardian also emphasises need to support #Manning & shares concerns re free speech implications #WikiLeaks #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements from @guardian distinguishes between data & traditional journalism; #FOI legislation as "formal" approach to info access #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements: journalists need to use all means available: #FOI (formal approach) & informal approaches "legitimate" or "illegitimate" #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements discusses the way in which @guardian has interacted with #WikiLeaks incl Trafigura where Guardian prevented by injunction #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements discusses nature of internet & reach of media law saying #WikiLeaks is "outside of the law" #CLC2013 (I wouldn't use that language)
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements: #Wikileaks publication @guardian ushered new style of journalism but encrypted messages no substitute for direct contact #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements: discussed legal risk in publishing #Wikileaks material - injunction, Official Secrets, Espionage Act, libel, privacy #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Clements: where in doubt @guardian will go to authorities before publishing material as @nytimes did on Cablegate; #Assange did too #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan says she is pleased to speak on this all women panel - the only at #CLC2013 - and hopes its a sign of @cla_lawyers future. Me too!
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan discusses #WikiLeaks disclosures in India, corruption and the fight for asset disclosure for politicians #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan speaks about #Wikileaks revelation of Indian offshore accounts & how money = 40% of GDP; lost tax revenue $100b to govt #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan: Radia tapes scandal in India raised big questions re #MSM being in bed with those they should be reporting on #CLC2013 #WikiLeaks
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan: #India MSM credibility severely dented where vested interests scuttling publication of public interest material #CLC2013 #WikiLeaks
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan: new media democratises access to information & gives alternative to corrupt #MSM - as we've seen with #WikiLeaks in #India #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Divan: #Wikileaks has "shattered invincibility" of leaders, "leaving emperors of many sorts without their clothes" #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Carly Nyst from @privacyint which worked on #SpyFiles speaking about the implications of post #WikiLeaks information revolution #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Nyst from @privacyint discussing increase in surveillance legislation around the Cth; surveillance now ubiquitous #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Nyst @privacyint: #SpyFiles work with #WikiLeaks showed us just how ubiquitous surveillance is & how terrifying the technology is #CLC2013
Jen Robinson @suigenerisjen
Nyst @privacyint: measures by UK being cited in #Uganda to justify greater surveillance measures; MPs saying UK worse than Uganda #CLC2013
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