Investigative reporter Jacques Peretti explores the implications of Wikileaks, 'the brown paper envelope of the digital age'.
London has become the destination of choice for those with dirty secrets to hide. This is because the UK's antiquated libel laws overwhelmingly favour those who face damaging accusations, thus placing a chill on investigative journalists, broadcasters and authors. At any given time there are more than 300 gag orders in force, which prohibit UK journalists from reporting anything whatsoever around certain issues.
Investigative journalist Jacque Peretti explores how the Wikileaks website renders such gag orders ineffective by allowing sources to leak information anonymously and securely to an international audience, bypassing national restrictions. Features an interview with Julian Assange, one of the founders of Wikileaks.