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Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

Is WikiLeaks a journalistic enterprise, and can ethical guidelines developed for journalists apply to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?  Is the recent leaking of diplomatic documents comparable to the Pentagon Papers?  Can there be international standards for divulging of information, or are national interests bound to conflict in the matter of government secrecy? 

These and other ethical questions about WikiLeaks engaged the Center's Emerging Issues Group in a discussion this week, led by Chad Raphael and Rohit Chopra from SCU's Communication Department.

Raphael, the department chair, has a research focus on political communication and journalism.  Chopra Chopra conducts research on global media and international communication, internet communities, and the relationship between technology, media, and cultural identities in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Tags: IT and ethics