GlobaLeaks will be present at the 39° Congress of The Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational e Transparty.
Here is the statement:
GlobaLeaks: Transparency & Public disclosure at their best
GlobaLeaks strives to increase accountability and transparency in our society. When information that affects the public remains hidden, democracy and economies cease to function properly.
When the government is not transparent and accountable for their actions, public should obtain it autonomously. Thanks to anonymity technologies it is possible to create a distributed network of sites that enforce transparency and openness at any level.
It is called “GlobaLeaks”.
What is GlobaLeaks?
GlobaLeaks is the first open-source whistleblowing framework. It empowers anyone to easily set up and maintain a whistleblowing platform. GlobaLeaks can help many different types of users: media organizations, activist groups, corporations and public agencies.
Possible use cases of GlobaLeaks
Non-governmental and informal activist organizations can set up independent whistleblowing sites to uncover corruption or other problems locally, or within specific industries.
This can be true even when the issues might not get attention nationally or among the mainstream.
Anonymity backed by technological security can help such organizations even in places where organized crime is dominant or human rights are not guaranteed.
Collaboration with citizen journalism initiatives, blogger and social networks permit political and activism organization to leverage the power of public disclosure to increase transparency and bring to citizens relevant information about hidden malpractice in their society.
Media outlets, including newspapers, websites, magazines and non-profit journalism associations, can set up a GlobalLeaks interface to collect anonymous reports from sources that will be protected by default. Some media organizations already have deployed whistleblowing sites to accept “leaks” that can inform their investigative journalism, but it is difficult for journalistic organizations to maintain the technology necessary for security and privacy. GlobaLeaks can provide an open-source alternative that could be used by any of these organizations and others. Several media organizations already are seriously considering the use of GlobaLeaks.
Public agencies can use GlobaLeaks to involve citizens in spotting tax evasion, corruption, market manipulation and other problems. Famous public whistleblowing services already exist and include those in the U.S IRS, U.S. SEC, and the EU Antitrust. GlobaLeaks can help protect those citizens who want to help investigators.