Thursday, December 16, 2010

Uproar over WikiLeaks (II)

The United States government is furious over the publication of its classified documents by WikiLeaks and in my previous post I wrote about the role of secrecy in the new world order.  We have entered into a world of communication and openness where individuals are more active participants and this by itself will limit the governmental secrecy. 

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Uproar over WikiLeaks (I)

WikiLeaks’ release of hundreds of thousands of pages of United States’ classified documents to the media has created a news sensation and paralyzing dilemmas for the governments around the globe.  All kinds of proposals are floating about in the news and talk shows on ways of dealing with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, its founder.  They range from assassination of Mr. Assange to creation of new laws with severe penalties to deal with WikiLeaks and any future attempt at leaking classified information.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Interview with Mousavi!

Charlie Rose is a smooth interviewer. He can put his guest at ease and make him feel comfortable, all good characteristics of a skilled talk show host. But his questions this past Monday night, interviewing Mr. Larijani, barely moved to the core issues of freedom of thought, expression and press in Iran.