2011-08-09 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases & #WikiLeaks


This is a "WikiLeaks News Update", a daily news update of stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks and also freedom of information, transparency, cybersecurity, and freedom of expression. All the times are GMT.
- New Cable(s) were released today.

11:10 PM Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki’s turn to centralized authority and strong-arm security tactics is said to be ‘in the interests of the U.S.’ in a cable written by Ryan Crocker, recently appointed Ambassador to Afghanistan.

09:30 PM WikiLeaks cables identifies four men said to be involved in financing, hiding and moving funds for the Assad Regime.

09:10 PM "Bulgarian and American officials discussed two years ago the construction of a new, mid-sized oil refinery to compete with Neftochim, controlled by Russia's giant Lukoil, diplomatic cables, revealed by WikiLeaks, show." via Novinite

08:50 PM Spanish war photojournalist Gervasio Sánchez praised Bradley Manning and pronounced himself on the subject of WikiLeaks during a public appearance: ‘WikiLeaks has shown journalists haven’t done their job’, he said.

05:00 PM According to the Russian Ambassador to NATO, Dmitrij Rogozin, the U.S. may move forward with plans of placing missile defense systems in Norwegian waters, as outlined in diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks in January.

06:30 AM The presidential candidate for the Dominican Liberation Party Danilo Medina claimed members of the party were using drug money as funds, in a conversation with U.S. ambassador Robert Fannin documented in a newly released cable from 2008. Additionally, he was critical of Dominican Republic’s current president and member of the same party Leonel Fernández.

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