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Swedish radio to launch its own 'WikiLeaks'

TT/The Local/pvs · 30 Jan 2011, 06:54

Published: 30 Jan 2011 06:54 GMT+01:00

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"With Radioleaks anyone who wants to can provide us with information that is in some way interesting in a secure, encrypted and anonymously way," said Rolf Stengård, editor of investigative journalism at SR.

"We will then consider the information in the usual way to create journalism," he said.

Radioleaks iis designed as a secure encrypted service where information will only be read by a very small group of investigative journalists at the public service media group, according to a statement.

"Making the decision to transmit information, to become a source, to be a whistleblower, it is not an easy decision. With the creation of Radioleaks we want to say that SR is ready to receive the material," said programme director Björn Löfdahl.

SR underlined that Radioleaks is not simply a way of receiving information in order to simply publish it and generate publicity and will be subject to scrutiny, and judged for its merits, by journalists, reporters and editors.

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"Radioleaks allow a source to provide information and remain anonymous," Rolf Stengård said.

"The source can also choose to safely provide information that enables us to have contact. Sveriges Radio takes the protection of its sources seriously and will not reveal the identity of any source that chooses to give us information."

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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08:09 January 30, 2011 by UScitizen
I can just see it now: "My neighbor doesn't clean up after her dog. I have pictures to prove it." Etc, Etc. And everyone who's mad at someone will call and waste the program's time, but I'm sure those 'select few' who read these complaints will have a lot of laughs.
08:32 January 30, 2011 by Great Scott
If a call was to come in about how the government is lying to the pubic over unemployment for example, would this be censored?
15:39 January 30, 2011 by Thrombo
This is a good idea, and later you could hold special classes in schools to train children to report on their parents
15:42 January 30, 2011 by Puge Henis
Problem with this is, how to verify the content?

Radio is pretty much "instant" - there is no way to censor names or verify content on-the-go.

Nowwwwww, Where's that bin of bad ideas?
17:50 January 30, 2011 by BobWas
Another infringement on peoples' privacy and rights.

They should call it Radio Stasi.
20:47 January 30, 2011 by DAVID T
What a dumb idea - Swedish radio is owned by the goverment
00:48 January 31, 2011 by Puge Henis
Lets see now, you have inside info that is reallll juicy... do you go on Swedish Radio which is owned and controlled by a government (Sweden) and no past, or do you go on WL which has shown it has no problem with the sh!t hitting the fan and will not out you...

Hmmmmm, big decision time... and the wrong decision leaves you looking like a huge moron (as well as neck deep in poopoo.
01:19 January 31, 2011 by kenny8076
"The source can also choose to safely provide information that enables us to have contact. Sveriges Radio takes the protection of its sources seriously and will not reveal the identity of any source that chooses to give us information.".......................................... We will see about that when bodies start showing around Sweden. These governments have too much to hide, and im sure they are going to put an end to this ".....LEAKS" revolution pretty quick!
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