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« on: December 13 2010 »

JOHANNESBURG (APC for APC) - APC has issued a statement to express our deep
concern about recent attempts by governments and businesses to close down the
whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. We call on all governments and the internet
community to explicitly reject any form of online content control that limits
freedom of expression and information, particularly information that contributes
to making governments more  transparent, and that empowers citizens to hold
their governments accountable.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11620/

WikiLeaks exposés are a “wake-up call for powerful regimes”, says APC
director

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, DECEMBER 9 2010 (APC) – The WikiLeaks Cablegate
affair is making it clear to governments that they cannot so easily control what
is secret and what is not, said Anriette Esterhuysen, APC executive director.
“We citizens need both carrot and stick approaches in demanding and enforcing
accountability and transparency from our governments. WikiLeaks is a useful
stick,” said Esterhuysen.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11640/
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« Reply #1 on: December 20 2010 »

AFRICA FOCUS HIGHLIGHTS WIKILEAKS

http://www.africafocus.org/docs10/wl1012b.php

It should be no surprise to anyone that South African diplomats been
been frustrated both with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and with
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, or that Kenya and the United States
have enjoyed close military to military ties despite vocal US
criticism of the Kenyan government. Wikileaks cables released to date,
such as the ones included in this AfricaFocus Bulletin, provide some
nuances and may be embarrassing, but provide no 'smoking guns' or
startling revelations. This AfricaFocus Bulletin contains the text of
two cables from late 2009, one reporting on conversations between
Kenyan and US officials on disagreements about shipment of tanks to
Southern Sudan, and the other a conversation between the US Ambassador
to South Africa and the South African Foreign Minister, including
remarks about the situation in Zimbabwe.

source: Pambazuka News 510
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