Technology and Democracy
7:19 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Local debate on secret information and Wikileaks

Was it justified when Amazon.com and the big credit card companies pulled the plug on Wikileaks?  Did it hurt the free flow of information, or advance important dialogue about world affairs? A discussion in Seattle this evening will dive into those questions. 

You can find out what several local leaders think about those questions.  The Seattle Public Library is hosting a panel discussion tonight: "Open Secrets: an Open Conversation About Wikileaks and Information Transparency in America."

It will be moderated by University of Washington digital media professor Hansen Hossein.  Panelists include Seattle Times "editor-at-large" Mike Fancher. 

The event will be broadcast live by Seattle CityClub, beginning at 5 pm.