Could Wikileaks strike some Indian journalists?

6 April 2011

The leaked cables of American diplomats in India, published by The Hindu in conjunction with Wikileaks, has exposed a “brazenly mendacious and venal ruling class”.

But are some Indian journalists likely to be get exposed too?

Pankaj Mishra writes in The Guardian, London:

“There are many more dramatic revelations in store from WikiLeaks and The Hindu; these are tense days and nights for many politicians, business people and journalists. They probably hope the bad news is buried by the cricket World Cup celebrations.”

Read the full article: Behind ‘Rising India’ lies the surrender of national dignity

Also read: How The Hindu got hold of Wikileaks’ India cables

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3 Responses to “Could Wikileaks strike some Indian journalists?”


  1. Yeah, this could be sleepless nights for everyone, except for the journalists who are working for The Hindu. We don’t expect these guys to expose themselves, do we… What about The Hindu’s close links with leftist groups!

    Why has WikiLeaks shared the transcripts only with The Hindu? One thing is for sure – there are no saints in this world. Everyone has an agenda.

    I would highly recommend the book by Micheal Crichton – State of Fear. This is an excellent fiction that shows how the international media, politicians, industry and so-called environmentalists have developed a close nexus.

  2. S Krishna Kumar Says:

    The Hindu seems to have stopped the publication of Wikileaks documents.

  3. S Krishna Kumar Says:

    Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has heaped praise on The Hindu, reports Hasan Suroor from London, in The Hindu itself.

    But he has left out the juicy part of the “rare public appearance” of Julian.

    Here is what The Guardian adds…

    But the political commentator Douglas Murray, director of the centre for social cohesion, challenged Assange over the website’s sources of funding, its staffing and connections with the Holocaust denier Israel Shamir, who has worked with the site.

    “What gives you the right to decide what should be known or not? Governments are elected. You, Mr Assange are not.”

    Murray also challenged the WikiLeaks founder over an account in a book by Guardian writers David Leigh and Luke Harding, in which the authors quote him suggesting that if informants were to be killed following publication of the leaks, they “had it coming to them”.

    Assange repeated an earlier assertion that the website “is in the process of suing the Guardian” over the assertion, and asked if Murray would like to “join the queue” of organisations he was suing.

    The Guardian has not received any notification of such action from WikiLeaks or its lawyers.

    Jason Cowley, the editor of the New Statesman and chair of the debate, interjected to ask: “How can the great champion of open society be using our libel laws to challenge the press?”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/09/julian-assange-wikileaks-public-debate

    Strange bed-fellows!


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