WikiLeaks and the World

State secrets exposed this year by whistle-blower website Wikileaks keep causing the world to shudder. A video showing Iraqi civilians killed by United States forces; a compilation of tens of thousands of documents about the war in Afghanistan; hundreds of thousands of documents about the war in Iraq; and now 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables.

On Global Voices, we have looked at worldwide online citizen media reactions. The leaked documents contain so much information, both journalists and bloggers have struggled to make sense of them. The initial excitement is huge. What happens next?
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Global Voices Posts on WikiLeaks


30 Sep – Laos According to WikiLeaks
17 Sep – Zambia: Wikileaks Cables Not As Toxic
08 Sep – Zimbabwe: Deluge of Online Reactions to Latest WikiLeaks
26 May – Panama: Wikileaks Reach Panamanian Government
12 May – Nigeria: SaharaReporters: Africa's Wikileaks
01 Apr – Mexico: Reactions to “Resignation” of US Ambassador Carlos Pascual
29 Mar – Afghanistan: Leaked Photos Unveil “Repugnancies” Committed by US Army
20 Mar – Costa Rica: Netizens Discuss Wikileaks Cables
05 Mar – Peru: Wikileaks and the Presidential Campaign
28 Feb – Peru: Ex-Minister Asked US Embassy to Help Contain Opponent's Presidential Campaign
30 Jan – Brazil: Exclusive Internet Interview with the Founder of WikiLeaks
30 Jan – Palestine: Netizens React to First Batch of Palestine Papers


28 Dec – Cuba: Cables Reveal Government Sees Bloggers as “Most Serious Challenge”
28 Dec – Wikileaks, Thaileaks, Indoleaks, Pinoyleaks
20 Dec - South Africa: Bloggers’ take on WikiLeaks
16 Dec – Human Rights Organizations Decry Attacks on Wikileaks
14 Dec – Singapore dismisses Wikileaks expose as mere ‘cocktail talk’
14 Dec - Kenya: Bloggers React to WikiLeaks Cables
14 Dec – Western Sahara: Wikileaks Revelations Spark Comments
13 Dec – Wikileaks reveals how Singapore views its neighbors
11 Dec – Morocco and WikiLeaks: Royal Corruption and Balanced Reactions
09 Dec – Ecuador: Reactions to WikiLeaks
07 Dec – Tunisia: Censorship Continues as Wikileaks Cables Make the Rounds
07 Dec – China: WikiLeaks, North Korea and Internet freedom
07 Dec – Wikileaks and Thailand
06 Dec – Lebanon: Sensational Wikileaks Scandal Sparks Debate
05 Dec – Actions to silence Cablegate and Wikileaks, threats against Assange
05 Dec – Iran: Bloggers discuss Wikileaks documents
05 Dec – Malaysia: Two Firms Mentioned in Wikileaks Documents
04 Dec – WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: Oz Hero or Villain
03 Dec – Brazil: blogosphere reacts to WikiLeaks
02 Dec – Azerbaijan: First Lady responds to Cablegate criticism?
02 Dec – Singapore: Wikileaks and the “flabby old chap” comment
01 Dec – Latin America & Cablegate: Analysis, Reactions & Questions
30 Nov – Cablegate: Lessons on tech for transparency
30 Nov – Africa: Cablegate: Does the US care about Africa this much?
30 Nov – Caucasus: Revelations & Confusion over Cablegate
30 Nov – Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate
29 Nov – South Asia: The Morality Of Exposing Others’ Secrets
29 Nov – Jordan: Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” Raises Questions
29 Nov – Middle East: The Not-So-Secret US Embassy Secret Cables
29 Jul – Afghan Bloggers on Wikileaks War Logs
26 Jul – Liveblog of global reactions to Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs