"A well–written and interesting account of WikiLeaks history" Discourse and Communication
"An incisive overview of the Wikileaks saga and itsimplications." The Age
"An excellent systematic documentation on the history ofWikiLeaks and the controversial role of the founder." Digital Journalism
"Would be an excellent text to assign in courses on journalism. Itcomes highly recommended, since it is full of insight, is easy tonavigate and makes compelling arguments." Central European Journal of International and SecurityStudies
"A cool–headed, astute analysis of the social, political andtechnological context in which the now infamous website wasformed." Engineering and Technology
"This excellent study is a fascinating insight into WikiLeaks andis the first bookt o examine this new phenomenon of the age." Orange Standard
"In this terrific book, Charlie Beckett with James Ball weave thedisparate threads of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks – the future ofjournalism, of statecraft, of secrecy – into a readable andcompelling narrative. Essential for anyone interested in the futureof free speech or global politics." Clay Shirky, New York University
"A fascinating insight into Wikileaks, and what its version oftransparency means for the ethics, focus and newly emerging formsof journalism in our time. Beckett and Ball have produced a bookthat combines timeliness with significance in its examination ofthe implications of Wikileaks for journalism."
David A L Levy, University of Oxford
"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand one of thebiggest revolutions for journalism, whistleblowing and freedom ofinformation."
Jo Glanville, Editor, Index on Censorship
About the Author
is Director of POLIS at the London School ofEconomics.
James Ball is a journalist with The Guardian andvisiting lecturer at City University, London.