Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scientific journalism is the future of journalism

"WikiLeaks coined a new type of journalism: scientific journalism. We work with other media outlets to bring people the news, but also to prove it is true. Scientific journalism allows you to read a news story, then to click online to see the original document it is based on. That way you can judge for yourself: Is the story true? Did the journalist report it accurately?

Democratic societies need a strong media and WikiLeaks is part of that media. The media helps keep government honest. WikiLeaks has revealed some hard truths about the Iraq and Afghan wars, and broken stories about corporate corruption."

Democratic societies do not need a strong media, they need media which tell the truth and prove that THAT is the truth.
Easy with the Internet, you have text AND video.
You tell the truth and you broadcast it, live.
What can be more truthful than what you see with your own eyes? When and where it happens?
Wikileaks has merely proved what everybody already knew, but didn´t see, black on white, on official and trustable documents.
If you KNOW that your wrong doings will be revealed and exposed, will you go on doing them?
Because that is all what censorship is: allowing you to do what you shouldn´t and letting you go unpunished.
This world needs on one side more leaks and on the other more people interested in them.
Then and only then something will change.

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