Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
WikiLeaks to stop publishing
The Daily Beast
Julian Assange is putting down his whistle. WikiLeaks, his secret-spilling website, said Monday that it will stop publishing documents in order to focus on getting its financial house in order. Ever since the transparency gadfly exposed hundreds of thousands of sensitive U.S. State Department cables, WikiLeaks has been blacklisted by financial companies such as MasterCard and PayPal. As a result, the statement read, it must “aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockage and its proponents.” Read it at Associated Press