WikiLeaks suspends publication to raise money

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In a statement on its website, WikiLeaks reveals it will stop publishing leaked information while it raises money to support itself. The statement reads:

We are forced to temporarily suspend publishing whilst we secure our economic survival. For almost a year we have been fighting an unlawful financial blockade. We cannot allow giant US finance companies to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket. Our battles are costly. We need your support to fight back. Please donate now.

The site lists the following expenses:

  • Productions: $400,000
  • Legal costs: $1,200,000
  • Salaries/staff expenses: $500,000
  • Technical information: $500,000
  • Publications research: $500,000
  • Campaigns $300,000
  • Security: $300,000

Founder Julian Assange told a journalists' club on Sunday that "WikiLeaks would reactivate its confidential document submission system from November 28, the first anniversary of the transparency group's massive release of leaked United States diplomatic cables," The Age reports. || Related: Wikileaks and the dangers of private funding


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