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Decency and Disclosure: The Ethics of Wikileaks

by Matthew L. Schafer WikiLeaks’ systematic release of classified United States’ diplomatic cables raises a myriad of questions.  One of those questions is whether or not WikiLeaks endeavor towards “crack[ing] the world open” is ethical.  There are no easy answers … Continue reading

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Sunlight Foundation Curses the Darkness, Rebukes the White House

by Matthew L. Schafer On Tuesday, the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for increased government transparency through the use of the Internet, expressed concerns and frustrations with the lack of transparency at the White House.  On the Foundation’s … Continue reading

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The Role of Traditional and New Media in Covering the Afghan War Logs

by Matthew L. Schafer On Sunday The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel published reports detailing over 90,000 secret military documents.  The documents outline on the ground events in Afghanistan from January 2004 to December of 2009.  The … Continue reading

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