Sharing Discussing Understanding

Commonwealth Journalists' Association

The WikiLeaks revelations have angered governments and divided journalists. Where should the line be drawn between the disclosure of government secrets in the public interest and the claim of states that they have a legitimate need for confidentiality?

Much of the controversy has focused on the role of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Is he a champion of the people’s right to know or a dangerous trouble-maker? Will the revelations really damage the US or change the course of international relations? And what are the implications for the media? These are some of the questions which will be addressed by our panel of experts.

William Horsley, International Director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media

Jon Williams, BBC World News Editor
Nicholas Jones,
Ashis Ray, London correspondent, Times of India