Corrupt fight technique: LEAK INFORMATION

Corrupt fight technique: LEAK INFORMATION

Anonymous
Anonymous

November 24th, 2005, 9:53 am #1

In developed countries, one of the most important ways of keeping the leaders in control is to make sure that they can't keep their doings secret. In the name of transparency, it is a good deed to leak information and documents about what's going on behind the scenes. Because democracies, are after all governments of the people, not governments of the elite.

Notice what is happening in the UK. A damaging document has been leaked to the media, and the British government is doing whatever it can legally to keep the information covered up. But governments that try to suppress information getting out find themselves looking foolish in the end. In this particular example it seems that George Bush didn't just want to bomb Saddam and insurgents but bomb innocent journalists whose words he didn't like.



British paper: Bush wanted to bomb Al Jazeera

White House calls allegation 'outlandish,' editors in Britain threatened with jail if they publish leaked memo.

By Tom Regan | csmonitor.com

A leaked memo in Britain has once again caused an uproar. This time, the British government has acted to prevent any further publication.

The Times of London reports that the attorney general of Britain has warned British papers that they will be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act if they publish details of a conversation between Tony Blair and George Bush in which Mr. Bush is alleged to have suggested bombing Al Jazeera, the Arab satellite TV channel based in Qatar.

Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney-General, informed ... editors including that of The Times that “publication of a document that has been unlawfully disclosed by a Crown servant could be in breach of Section 5 of the Official Secrets Act.”

The Guardian reports that this is the first time the British government has threatened to use the Official Secrets Act to prevent publication of the details of a leaked document. "Though it has obtained court injunctions against newspapers, the government has never prosecuted editors for publishing the contents of leaked documents, including highly sensitive ones about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq."
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Anonymous
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November 24th, 2005, 11:02 pm #2

its called whistle-blowing - we need a legislation to protect whistleblowers
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Anonymous
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November 25th, 2005, 9:25 am #3

Don't worry about the laws. The lack of laws simply becomes an excuse, an obstacle, that holds things back. People can be sneaky enough not to get caught if they're motivated enough to get out the information and be strategic about it!
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Anonymous
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September 15th, 2007, 7:14 am #4

Full support for this technique. The leaking of the Moti report may well finally bring the Somare Thief to his knees.
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December 11th, 2007, 6:38 am #5

Best to leak information offshore in another jurisdiction, then let it filter back to PNG.....via secondary and tertiary sources etc.....

Here's a hyphothetical:
Suppose you want something published in PNG without giving away your identity, you could first leak the information offshore, say to the New Zealand or Australian Press, for example by forwarding a cover letter and a copies of certain documents. No need to mention your name. Your story might then be investigated and re circulated back to PNG, for example via satellite on the nightly newsbroadcast........the local PNG press could then report the story as having appeared on whatever Australian TV channel......get my drift?

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December 11th, 2007, 6:41 am #6

I've never understood why so many high level Papua New Guineans who visit this board seem so incapable of using Scape in its most powerful way - as the first place to spill the beans and spread the leaks.
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