The Committee to Protect Journalists has asked Wikileaks to (belatedly) redact the name of a journalist in Algeria who spoke to the US Embassy there and who is mentioned in a leaked document, having accused the Algerian president of manipulating a 2006 election. Wikileaks agreed to the request, but not until well after the document was made public. But the question remains whether the reporter's life or livelihood are in danger, Colum Lynch writes on the Foreign Policy blog.
In a "Question and Answer" forum on the website of Britain's Guardian newspaper, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange challenged allegations that his actions have placed individuals in danger. WikiLeaks, he said, has "a four-year publishing history. During that time there has been no credible allegation, even by organizations like the Pentagon, that even a single person has come to harm as a result of our activities. This is despite much-attempted manipulation and spin trying to lead people to a counter-factual conclusion. We do not expect any change in this regard."
The (UK) Guardian raises the question of whether charges of treason against Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai, opposition leader against the murderous president, Robert Mugabe, resulted from careless Wikileaks revelations. If convicted Tsvangirai could face the death penalty.