WikiLeaks: The Afghan War Diary - SVT forum (part 1 of 5)





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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2011

Wikileaks, August 2010, Stockholm, Sweden.

With founder Julian Assange.

Seminar title "Krigets första offer är sanningen" ("The Truth is the First Casualty of War") arranged by Broderskapsrörelsen (Christian Social Democrats in Sweden)


0:00:12 Opening by Peter Weideruds

0:06:30 Speech by Julian Assange

* 0:06:55 Pentagon demands; diplomatic and intelligence interference
* 0:09:06 (Connect laptop to projector)
* 0:10:27 Journalism
* 0:11:46 Obtaining the NATO Afghanistan documents
* 0:13:18 NATO secrecy
* 0:16:16 Media coverage of the war, the leak, and Chelsea Clinton's wedding
* 0:19:58 Analyzing the volume of documents; DiaryDig.org
* 0:23:33 Operation Medusa; why so little info from embedded journalists
* 0:28:45 Campains to distort the thruth for the Afghanistan population
* 0:31:28 This archive's strength: raw, low level, not massaged by government

0:34:24 Questions and Answers

* 0:34:24 Peter Weideruds: Ethical dilemma info. rights vs. individual security
* 0:41:06 Karl Sigfrid: Data retention laws in EU
* 0:44:55 Stefan Lindgren: Swedish involvement in Afghanistan; Swedish laws
* 0:47:52 Hans Johansson: Risking agent lives vs. saving civilian lives
* 0:51:16 Ann Linde: Wikileaks' focus; legality of obtaining documents
* 0:59:04 David Isaksson: Sey Hersh's reporting on Vietnam; Wikileaks funding
* 1:06:36 Håkan Andersson, S: How ascertain authenticity of documents
* 1:11:00 Peter Weideruds: Closer relation Wikileaks and Sweden

1:12:45 Closing by Peter Weideruds

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