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Secrets & Lies – How WikiLeaks Has Changed the World


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Without exception, the biggest news story to close out 2010 was the rise and rise of WikiLeaks. As cable after cable appeared in the world’s newspapers, and the governments of the globe dissembled as diplomatic niceties were washed away, journalists and citizens alike raised their voices in defence of the website and its controversial founder. But what are the lasting implications of WikiLeaks? Where does the public’s right to know begin and end?


Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. She is the Principal Researcher on the World Online Whistleblowing Survey, and part of an international team looking at the impact of technology on whistleblowing about wrongd... Read more

Lyndal Curtis

Lyndal Curtis is Chief Political Correspondent for ABC radio’s AM, The World Today and PM.

Lyndal Curtis has reported on Federal politics for almost all of the last twenty years. She has reported on four Prime Ministers, six elections and more budgets than she cares to count.

Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside is a Melbourne barrister. He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989. He specialises in commercial litigation, and has acted in many very contentious cases – the MUA Waterfront dispute; the Cash-for-Comment enquiry; cases for Alan Bond and Rose Porteous – but has be... Read more

Paul Ramadge

Paul Ramadge was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Age and The Sunday Age in September 2008. He has been a media man throughout his 30-year career, transitioning from a brief stint in a television newsroom to country and regional newspapers before joining The Age as Night Editor in 1996, in time for ... Read more


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