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LiveWord? Canada has been inspired by WikiLeaks which began with an online dialogue between activists in different parts of the globe. The overwhelming concern of these people was that a great deal of human suffering (through lack of food, healthcare, education and other essentials) stems from government resources being diverted through corruption of governance.
WikiLeaks… could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act. ~Time Magazine
WikiLeaks is a multi-jurisdictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials to communicate to the public. Since July 2007, they have worked across the globe to obtain, publish and defend such materials, and, also, to fight in the legal and political spheres for the broader principles on which their work is based: the integrity of our common historical record and the rights of all peoples to create new history.
For the People…By the People!
WikiLeaks believes that transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption, better government and stronger democracies. All governments can benefit from increased scrutiny by the world community, as well as their own people. We believe this scrutiny requires information. Historically that information has been costly – in terms of human life and human rights. But with technological advances – the internet, and cryptography – the risks of conveying important information can be lowered.
Just like WikiLeaks, LiveWord? Canada believes principled leaking has changed the course of history for the better; it can alter the course of history in the present; it can lead us to a better future.
The power of principled leaking to embarrass governments, corporations and institutions is amply demonstrated through recent history. The public scrutiny of otherwise unaccountable and secretive institutions forces them to consider the ethical implications of their actions. Which official will chance a secret, corrupt transaction when the public is likely to find out? What repressive plan will be carried out when it is revealed to the citizenry, not just of its own country, but the world? When the risks of embarrassment and discovery increase, the tables are turned against conspiracy, corruption, exploitation and oppression. Open government answers injustice rather than causing it. Open government exposes and undoes corruption. Open governance is the most effective method of promoting good governance.
People with access and motive can disclose information privately, typically to malicious interests, or they can disclose it publicly so everyone knows what is going on. Public disclosure can lead to reform and grants a right of reply. Public disclosure gives a warning that that the information has been disclosed. Public disclosure augments justice.
About Online Anonymity
Whistle-blowers can face a great many risks, depending on their position, the nature of the information and other circumstances. Powerful institutions may use whatever methods are available to them to withhold damaging information, whether by legal means, political pressure or physical violence. The risk cannot be entirely removed (for instance, a government may know who had access to a document in the first place) but it can be lessened.
Be sure to do your homework and remain aware. Maintaining online anonyminity requires focus and great attention to details. Don’t assume anyone is your friend or that any secret will remain a secret. Keep detailed notes in a secure location, including times, dates, locations and names.
LiveWord? Canada is not like WikiLeaks and is not moderated or censored beyond the scope of the general disclaimer. Every submitted article and/or change is not reviewed by any editorial team of professional journalists or anti-corruption analysts.
We do not have a staff to examine all documents to label any suspicions of inauthenticity based on a forensic analysis of the document, means, motive and opportunity, cost of forgery, what the authoring organization claims and so on.
We do not run a network of lawyers and others to defend your work and your sources. You are responsible for your own actions and/or lack of action. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any Content published on this resource.
Remember, published information is distributed globally across many jurisdictions, organizations and individuals. Once a document gets published it is essentially impossible to censor.
To sum it up, users are completely responsible for the content they publish. LiveWord? Canada assumes no responsibility for the content posted by its users and is simply facilitating and encouraging community collaboration.
This resource is is hosted, owned, operated and administered in the sovereign nation of Canada and subject to the laws, rules and regulations of Canada. By using this website you acknowledge you are allowed to view the contents of this site in your location.