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Video Debate: Is WikiLeaks Good For The World?



American journalist Robert Wright is a prize-winning author of books about science, evolutionary psychology, history, and religion and is the co-founder of Bloggingheads.tv, a platform for dialogue.

Wright also writes for the "Opinionator" blog on "The New York Times" and addressed the WikiLeaks controversy in this piece.

Catherine Fitzpatrick is a freelance writer specializing in human rights in Eurasia. She has written about WikiLeaks at her blog "Wired State."

The views expressed in this debate do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.
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by: Georges Soros from: Washington
December 17, 2010 12:32
And is Radio "Free" Europe good for the world ?

by: abcd from: HEAVEN
December 18, 2010 19:33
Why we shud ask this question ? Do we change after knowing how much wrong is happening in this world. Do we still change when we have proof for the same ? Do we change when the person bringing out the info suffers life threats and do we still prefer to remain on internet for comments ???? WTF people are doing ?

by: EID from: VIRGINIA
December 19, 2010 15:36
On the issue of timing the release of documents by Ms. Fitzpatrick..Timing is everything when it comes to the impact on public. The US Govt. has used this tactic over and over again because it works.. and why wouldn't The Guardian sift through the documents to achieve this maximum effect on the public? Mr. Assange is clever in both his choice of medium and his choice of how to disseminate and distribute the documents for maximum affect. Why should this suprise us? Most of Mr. Assange's actions are both to inform the global public as well as to protect himself and his "cause." This onion has many layers that will need to be discussed and understood by anyone wishing to be a part of the global discussion. This IS good for America.

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