The release of Afghan war documents by Julian Assange’s organization Wikileaks has prompted many from-the-hip comments and accusations, but also has stimulated thoughtful (and long overdue) dialogue about expanding government secrecy. In this Al Jazeera video, journalists debate the legality and morality of WikiLeaks’ disclosure of classified information, and discuss the potential impacts on whistleblowing and journalism.
The video also includes a clip of Assange carrying a notebook computer as he steps up to the podium at a press conference. What brand of computer, you may ask, does a man on the run trust with his secrets? Answer: an Apple.