Wikileaks macht die Pforten dicht – bis wieder Geld da ist

Das Internetportal Wikileaks hat seinen Dienst vorerst eingestellt und alle Inhalte vom Netz genommen. Wie auf der Homepage zu lesen ist, geht es erst wieder weiter, wenn genug Spendengelder in der Kasse der Betreiber geflossen sind, um mindestens die anfallenden Kosten in Höhe von 200.000 Dollar bezahlen zu können. Der aktuelle Stand belaufe sich aber erst auf 130.000 Dollar. Mit der vorläufigen Einstellung der Seite wolle man sich voll aufs Spendensammeln konzentrieren, um das Angebot nicht nur bald wieder online stellen zu können, sondern auch um neue vertrauliche Dokument und Enthüllungen zu veröffentlichen. Material gebe es genug, so die Betreiber.

To concentrate on raising the funds necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we have reluctantly suspended all other operations, but will be back soon.

We have received hundreds of thousands of pages from corrupt banks, the US detainee system, the Iraq war, China, the UN and many others that we do not currently have the resources to release. You can change that and by doing so, change the world. Even $10 will pay to put one of these reports into another ten thousand hands and $1000, a million.

We have raised just over $130,000 for this year but can not meaningfully continue operations until costs are covered. These amount to just under $200,000 PA. If staff are paid, our yearly budget is $600,000.

The Sunshine Press (WikiLeaks) is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public. Through your support we have exposed significant injustice around the world—successfully fighting off over 100 legal attacks in the process. Although our work produces reforms daily and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2008 Economist Freedom of Expression Award as well as the 2009 Amnesty International New Media Award, these accolades do not pay the bills. Nor can we accept government or corporate funding and maintain our absolute integrity. It is your strong support alone that preserves our continued independence and strength.

29. Januar 2010 von Michael Friedrichs
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