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Wikileaks and the Dangers of Private Funding

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Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to the New York Times, David McCraw's recent lecture at the Media Law in the Digital Age conference at Kennesaw State University touched on some of the dangers and obstacles Wikileaks faces in the realm of fundraising.

Many private companies have refused to do business with the company, including Visa, Mastercard, Amazon and Paypal.

McCraw's insights came less than 48 hours before Julian Assange made the announcement that Wikileaks will suspend publication until financials constraints can be overcome. If the whistle-blowing site can't find a way around the blockade Assange warns they may shutdown by year's end.

Check back later in the week for McCraw's complete presentation on "The Aftermath of Wikileaks: The tensions between State Security and Freedom of Information

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