U.S. will hold World Press Freedom Day next May.

U.S. state department spokesperson P. J. Crowley announced that the U.S. govt. has won the right to host “World Press Freedom Day”. The event will be held in Washington D.C.

Crowley said that this would prove U.S. commitment to “expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age,” Of course the release does not mention that the U.S. is doing everything it can do stop the press release of classified cables by Wikileaks. Although it has done nothing to prevent newspapers such as the NY Times from releasing selected classified cables.

However the State Department is championing attempts to silence the release of classified cables showing a variety of crimes by officials. It has even warned some university students that they had better not read or discuss the Wikileaks releases if they do not want to endanger their future careers. Discussing the leaks would be a bad move for any U.S. citizen. The justice is setting creative lawyers to work trying to find out what might be illegal about what Wikileaks is doing.

But the situation is evolving not just in the U.S but in France as well. Also in Switzerlandand Australia. Australia decided to shut down the post office where Wikileaks had a box where donations could be sent. So far the U.S. has not actually closed down any newspapers as it did when the Pentagon papers were released but it is trying hard to intimidate people so they will not read or discuss the cables. Wikileaks is prepared for more attacks. It has umpteen mirror sites so that the types of attacks that their main site suffers will not prevent anyone from reading their stuff. Here is the site URL. which lists all the mirrors.

Source : Agency

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