Médias, responsabilité gouvernementale et secret d'Etat: l'affaire WikiLeaks

Van Puyvelde, D. (2011) Médias, responsabilité gouvernementale et secret d'Etat: l'affaire WikiLeaks. Le Temps des Médias, 16(1), pp. 161-172. (doi:10.3917/tdm.016.0161)

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Abstract

Media, governmental responsibility and state secrets: the Wikileaks affair. Since the 1970’s, leaks of state secrets have played an essential role in holding the American government to account for its use of secrecy. This article uses the Wikileaks affair to shed light on the need for and the the limits of... leaks, when they are used to promote transparency in the name of democracy. The specific nature of state secrets and their ambiguous relation to democracy condition the democratic value of leaks. It is only on the basis of such an appraisal that the apparent tensions between the defence of democracy and the preservation of national security be reconciled.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Van Puyvelde, Dr Damien
Authors: Van Puyvelde, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Le Temps des Médias
Publisher:Nouveau Monde Editions
ISSN:1764-2507
ISSN (Online):2104-3671

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