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Wikileaks and the future of investigative reporting

The fallout from Wikileaks continues. In the United States and across Europe, there is talk of criminal prosecutions, civil actions and new legislative restrictions. Recent steps by Mastercard, PayPal, Amazon and others have raised profound new questions about free speech. At the same time, the Wikileaks saga has prompted much debate about the basic definitions of journalism and investigative reporting. It is long past time for journalists to start sorting through these difficult issues.