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Definitely suggest a very recent piece with Assange in Forbes:

 

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/11/29/wikileaks-julian-assang...

Since I cant really print this one out either...

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/julian_assange_why_the_world_needs_wik...

 

PS. TED talks are something that could be recommended to everyone.

Jaak, this piece is recent and interesting on some the hacking and data aspects of what Wikileaks are doing.

There is a little here which is relevant for journalists working on reporting conflict, but not much. 

Got any more?

Knowing something or the attitude of the man, who leads a tiny group of people responsible for the biggest (among many other huge, notably Trafigura, Kenya intel, and so on) leak of secret, confidential and diplomatic information in history, including his principles of open information and views on general media would be quite important in discussing the aspect of if he/them were right in doing so; the journalistic principles and whatnot involved in Wikileak's activity. 

 

Yes, these two interviews with Assange don't offer much insight or material of discussion to reporting conflict. Completely true. But nor do RSF letter, nor NewYorker comment piece, nor the Telegraph which had a comment from a Taliban spokesperson. As such, I can't see what you consider to be relevant to Wikileaks and reporting conflict then. 

 

On another note, Assange's interview with Time should come out soon, offering possibly a new perspective into the 'cablegate'. And also, I bet there should be some information available about the Wikileaks reporters, who went to Iraq after the gunship-video, to actually do some 'reporting conflict'. Wikileaks also had some data on GTMO aswell. Will look them up again.

Reporting Conflict. Reading for class on Wikileaks