What is the definition of a secret? It can be ‘Something that’s known to you and you only’. If you still think that’s the right definition, then you think wrong. The modified version of this definition should be something like this: ‘Something that ‘you’ think is not known to others’.
These days, the hottest news articulating around is the spill out of controversial and confidential information regarding American military operation in Afghanistan. The Website ‘Wikileaks’ has published thousands of those confidential reports and has presented those to the general public. That’s just not it; the latest statements from the Website founder reveal that there are more of such reports in the stock that would be published soon. This news has spread like a wild fire.
This was the perfect news to catch attention of the audience around the world. There can be hundreds of reasons behind it. Some of those reasons being; everyone is interested in the military operation going on in Afghanistan, everyone wants to have more and more insights regarding this war, and in this scenario, leaking of confidential information is like the best thing that could ever happen to grab the world’s attention.
Wikileaks is a dilemma if tried to eradicate with the help of law. It is completely unethical to reveal someone else’s sensitive information but at the same time, law has allowed freedom of speech. According to Times Magazine, “Wikileaks could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act”. Authorities have been trying to stop the owner of Wikileaks from bringing anymore confidential information into open but all these attempts were futile due to lack of legitimate power.
BBC News. (August 21, 2010) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused of rape