Press Archive

WL Central began coverage of WikiLeaks in mid-November 2010. This leaves four years of WikiLeaks history, in the news and on the web, prior to the inception of WL Central. The WikiLeaks Press Archive is intended to serve as a compendium of important, interesting, or historical WikiLeaks coverage in other publications since 2006.

Coverage is listed on a by-month basis. Because WikiLeaks became subject to intense media scrutiny in April 2010, the Press Archive contains more entries in the months following this date.

Some of the coverage here is on controversial pieces by traditional transparency advocates, and their criticism of WikiLeaks. The collection is to serve as a portal, through which readers can familiarise with the debate about WikiLeaks as it emerged daily. This archive cannot substitute an in-depth reading. Much can be learned from reading the comments on these articles, and following the links there. In many ways, the history of WikiLeaks is written in comment streams and on Twitter, and emblazoned across the web. A comprehensive reconstruction is impossible. Readers are therefore encouraged to construct their own narrative, and to arrive at their own informed conclusion.

Archive - 2009-02 (February 2009)

Archive - 2009-04 (April 2009)

Archive - 2009-06 (June 2009)

Coverage in June 2009:

  • 2009-06-23: WIRED: Danger Room (Noah Schactman): Afghan Airstrike Video Goes Down the Memory Hole Information on the Garani airstrike video Wikileaks claims to possess.
  • Archive - 2010-01 (January 2010)

    Coverage in January 2010:

    Archive - 2010-02 (February 2010)

    Archive - 2010-03 (March 2010)

    Coverage in March:

    Archive - 2010-04 (April 2010)

    Coverage in April:

    Archive - 2010-05 (May 2010)

    Coverage and web record in May:

    Archive - 2010-06 (June 2010)

    Coverage in June:

    Archive - 2010-07 (July 2010)

    Archive - 2010-08 (August 2010)

    Archive - 2010-09 (September 2010)

    Archive - 2010-10 (October 2010)

    Archive - 2010-11 (November 2010)

    Coverage in November 2010: