“WikiLeaks caused great consternation in 2010 by releasing confidential governmental documents, including diplomatic correspondence and other sensitive documents. The release was heavily criticized by governments who threatened to criminally prosecute those responsible for the leaks, and seeking ways to prevent further disclosures. Free speech advocates welcomed the leaks as a window into the inner-workings of government. The leaks also reveal the power of the Internet. With the click of a computer mouse, WikiLeaks was able to disseminate the documents around the world. In this symposium, we will comparatively examine how WikiLeaks can be dealt with (or, conversely, is protected) under U.S., German and EU law. Can governments prevent the leaks, and can they criminally prosecute those responsible for the leaks? Are the leaks protected under free speech principles? We are looking forward to discuss these questions, present difficulties, expected developments, and possible future solutions with you.”

Ort und Zeit: Donnerstag, 28. April 2011, 16.00 Uhr, in der alten Institutsbibliothek (Raum 00-341), altes ReWi, rechter Flügel, Jakob-Welder-Weg 4, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz

(Quelle: Mainzer Medieninstitut)


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