Ahmad F Al-Shagra
The Next Web
September 11, 2010
|Illustration: Raymond Salvatore Harmon|
Wikileaks.org the website behind the recent release of more than 92,000 documents covering US military operations and communications in Afghanistan are currently in the works of releasing a massive collection on similar documents regarding operations in Iraq 3 times the size of that released before.
Wikileaks the global whistleblower website which came into the spotlight after releasing a video of a US military massacre in Iraq caught on a pilot’s video feed titled ‘Collateral Damage‘ (Extreme caution advised NSFW) has revealed that it is currently working with a not-for-profit organization to release programs and stories based on what is described as massive cache of classified U.S. military field reports related to the Iraq War.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has teamed up with media organizations—including major television networks and one or more American media outlets—in an unspecified number of countries to produce a set of documentaries and stories based on the cache of Iraq War documents in the possession of WikiLeaks stated it’s Editor Iain Overton reported Newsweek earlier today.
Overton acknowledged that the volume of Iraq War reports that WikiLeaks has made available for the project is massive, and almost certainly more than the 92,000 Afghan field reports the organization made available for advance review to The New York Times, Britain’s Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel.
After contacting regional news networks like Al Jazeera it is not yet clear whether or not they will be amongst those participating in the media coverage of the documents that are speculated to contain information that could put many lives at risk.
Individuals and organizations most expected to be at risk will be Iraqis whom cooperated with the US Army throughout and after the invasion of the country that left more than 1.5 million killed and over 7 million internally and externally displaced.
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