Wikileaks: the big one?

Malcolm Redfellow

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!
 


seabhcan

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!
D-notice?
 

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D-notice?
Censorship measure employed by the Brit Govt to gag the British media from reporting certain stories on "national security" grounds, which they don't have to explain.

Was used quite a lot during the Troubles.
 

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D-notice?
It's a British way of preventing newspaper and other media from publishing information those in power don't want the people to know. When it's done in other countries, like China or Russia, the British call it censorship.petuniapetuniapetunia
 

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!
Ironic that Ireland has become a more free-information society than the United Kingdom. I am sure there was little difference when you were permanently resident here.
 
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It's a British way of preventing newspaper and other media from publishing information those in power don't want the people to know. When it's done in other countries, like China or Russia, the British call it censorship.petuniapetuniapetunia
Is a D-Notice binding or merely a request not to publish?
 

pinemartin

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!
any news of what or when is to be released?
 

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Is a D-Notice binding or merely a request not to publish?
Officially it's just a request, but in practice it tends to be binding - leastways that used to be the way when the British establishment was more of an old boys' club. Actually hard to know how it would go down these days, with the various bits of the media cutting each others' throats for scoops. It may even depend on the nature of the story.
 

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Is a D-Notice binding or merely a request not to publish?
A request. Hysteria aside, its not 1984 yet:

The D-Notice system is an arrangement between the government and the media whereby the media agrees not to publish certain government information that is sensitive on the grounds of being a threat to national security. The system exists only in the U.K. and Australia, and has been described as "uniquely British". It is administered by a committee consisting of representatives from the media on one side and from the government, or from government departments, on the other side. The system is voluntary and extra legal, that is, there is no legal requirement for the media to participate and the system itself provides for no legal penalties in the event of a breach.
taken from here:

http://www.presscouncil.org.au/pcsite/apcnews/may00/dnote.html
 
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Thanks lads - sorry if my question was not entirely appreciated by the Orwellians in our midst;)
 

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Why am I not surprised that the usual suspects rush to proclaim it as a "voluntary", or "non-binding" measure that isn't in any way censorious or sinister at all at all, sure don't your betters know what's good for you, let the adults make these decisions.

FFS, anyone who grew up in the North knows just how sinister these D-notices are and how many stories about Brit malpractice and even murder were squashed for decades because of them.

Shower of lickspittle toadies to power, some of ye.
 
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Why am I not surprised that the usual suspects rush to proclaim it as a "voluntary", or "non-binding" measure that isn't in any way censorious or sinister at all at all, sure don't your betters know what's good for you, let the adults make these decisions.

FFS, anyone who grew up in the North knows just how sinister these D-notices are and how many stories about Brit malpractice and even murder were squashed for decades because of them.

Shower of lickspittle toadies to power, some of ye.
It is ill-considered rants such as this that highlight the need, and provide the justification, for some degree of censorship. As you say, some decisions need to be reserved to mature adults:roll:
 

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wikileaks has no credibality the guy that runs it is wanted for Rape in Sweden
:rolleyes:

Seriously thou

How come the Yanks(CIA) have not shut it down by now one way or another.
The CIA ain't what used to be.
 

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!
Do you have any clue what the story is about, Malcolm?

You're not giving us much to go on.
 

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With a ginormous oops-oh-so-nasty about to emerge from the US, we hear that the Brits have issued a D-notice to the local sources.

It's therefore necessary to call on all friends of free information outside the Brit jurisdiction to by-pass this restriction.

If you know what's going on, it's down to you to pass it on!

It is actually known as a DA-Notice since 1993.
 

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It is ill-considered rants such as this that highlight the need, and provide the justification, for some degree of censorship. As you say, some decisions need to be reserved to mature adults:roll:
sleeveen
wikileaks has no credibality the guy that runs it is wanted for Rape in Sweden
:rolleyes:
black ops my good man
lets see him deny it
remember the casement diaries
 

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Wonder if there might be anything embarrassing to the Irish Government? Shannon or use of forged Irish passports by Israel perhaps?
Ireland's is not mentioned in international news reports as one of the Governments that have been briefed.
 


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