[NetBehaviour] UK Asks News Outlets Not To Publish WikiLeaks Bombshell, US Prepares For Fallout.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Nov 27 12:42:38 CET 2010


UK Asks News Outlets Not To Publish WikiLeaks Bombshell, US Prepares For 
Fallout.

"The UK government has issued Defense Advisory Notices to editors of UK 
news outlets 
(http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/11/26/uk-gov-issues-da-notices-over-wikileaks-bomb/)in 
an attempt to hush up the latest bombshell from whistle-blowing web site 
WikiLeaks. DA Notices, the last of which was issued in April 2009 after 
sensitive defense documents were photographed using a telephoto lens in 
the hand of Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick as he arrived at No 10 
Downing Street for a briefing, are requests not to publish, and 
therefore not legally enforceable."

This news comes alongside a raft of articles detailing the US 
government's preparations for the release 
(http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/damage-control-us-state-department-warns-allies-bracing/story?id=12249233). 
Officials are warning allies that the documents will be more damaging 
than previous releases, to the point of potentially damaging diplomatic 
relations (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/11/26/wikileaks/) with 
countries like Turkey 
(http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101126/pl_afp/turkeyusinternetwikileaksdefencediplomacy). 
The Vancouver Sun wonders if this will lead to a change in the way 
diplomats communicate 
(http://www.vancouversun.com/news/canada/WikiLeaks+could+alter+diplomats+relay+info+Expert/3890617/story.html).

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