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[liberationtech] Dutch leaking platform Publeaks launched

Niels ten Oever tenoever at
Mon Sep 9 08:09:23 PDT 2013

Dear all,

Please find underneath the press release for the launch of the Dutch
leaking platform Publeaks, based on the Globaleaks software

You can also find the press release here:

Let me know if you have any questions.

Publeaks press release September 9th
The Publeaks Foundation and a large number of Dutch media outlets are
today launching , a website for people to leak documents to
the media securely and anonymously. The initiative is designed to
protect whistleblowers, shed light on wrongdoings and encourage and
support investigative journalism.

Publeaks is a secure channel. It facilitates safe leaking to the press:
the sender remains completely anonymous and he or she can choose which
of the participating media outlets receive documents, sound fragments or
photographic material. Recipient media outlets can process these files
in a protected environment.

Publeaks is based on the GlobaLeaks software package developed by the
Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. The Publeaks
organization has no access to the leaked files, does not publish
anything itself and has no means of identifying the informant.
Participating media outlets have committed themselves to verifying the
leaked materials, finding sources to support the content and hearing all
sides before publishing anything. Journalists can put questions to the
anonymous informant on a secure part of the site.. The informant decides
whether or not to answer them. Journalists who receive material through
Publeaks will know which other media outlets have received the same
material and can decide whether or not to undertake a collaborative

Publeaks is an initiative of the Publeaks Foundation. The foundation
takes measures to support press scrutiny and is financed by the
participating news media: AD, De Correspondent, De Groene Amsterdammer,
De Volkskrant, Het Financieele Dagblad, het Parool, NOS Nieuws, NRC
Handelsblad, Nieuwsuur,, Pownews, RTL-Nieuws, Trouw and Vrij
Nederland. This collaboration of almost all leading Dutch news
organisations is a unique initiative without global precedent, in a time
that safety, privacy and protection of whistleblowers is more relevant
than ever.



Niels ten Oever
Programme Coordinator
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