The data revolution: How WikiLeaks is changing journalism
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The controversy surrounding WikiLeaks' historic release of more
than 70,000 classified US military documents on the war in
Afghanistan has not died down.
But one thing is certain: online data and its dissemination is
changing journalism and the relationship betwen public and
In this special event, we ask:
-- How are organisations like WikiLeaks changing the way public
data is released?
-- What do the Afghan War Logs mean for the mainstream media and
government media relations?
-- What are the legal implications of the War Logs files'
Joining us on this panel are: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks
editor-in-chief (via online link up); journalist, academic and
freedom of expression activist Heather Brooke, whose successful
campaigning led to the full release of MPs' expenses files; media
lawyer Mark Stephens of Finers, Stephens Innocent and Simon Rogers,
editor of The Guardian's Datablog.
Chaired by Paddy O'Connell, the presenter of BBC Radio 4's