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Oh, the irony: State Department on freedom and censorship

Posted December 8th, 2010 by jockox3
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As the Wikileaks War hots up, UK Blog Samizdata's "quote of the day" for Wednesday was from a statement from the US State Department about its concern "about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information."

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State Department To CU Students: DO NOT Discuss WikiLeaks

State Department official warns students at Columbia University talking about WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger your job prospects.

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State Dept. on Wikileaks: Transcript of Daily Press Briefing, Dec. 2nd

Posted December 3rd, 2010 by Cyphase
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Some choice quotes:

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QUESTION: Some of the governments that have been mentioned in these cables are heavily censoring press in terms of releasing some of this information. How do you feel about that? (Laughter.)

MR. CROWLEY: The official position ... [is that] ... we value a vibrant, active, aggressive media. It is important to the development of civil society in this country and around the world. ...

QUESTION: Do you know if the State Department regards WikiLeaks as a media organization?

MR. CROWLEY: No. We do not.

QUESTION: And why not?

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