Why we must all join in the battle for WikiLeaks


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Edwy Plenel, Editor-in-Chief of Mediapart and a former editor of French daily Le Monde, argues here that the furore over the release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has opened a worldwide battle over the future of freedom of information. At stake is whether the alliance of economic interests and national powers-that-be can snuff out the future of democratic ideals spurred by the tools of the digital age.