United States - Judge says whistleblowers' website can reopen



    MONTREAL, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Reporters Without Borders welcomes
Californian judge Jeffrey White's decision on 29 February to rescind his own
order blocking access to Wikileaks, a US-based website that invites
whistleblowers to post leaked documents.
    White recognised that he made a mistake when he ordered site's complete
closure on 15 February rather that just the withdrawal of confidential
documents that were the subject of a 6 February complaint by the Swiss Bank
Julius Baer. The documents referred to activities of the bank's Cayman Islands
branch.
    "This is a good sign for online free expression," Reporters Without
Borders said. "The site's closure was utterly excessive. We are satisfied with
the outcome of this case."

    http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=25837




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For further information: Katherine Borlongan, secretary general,
Reporters Without Borders, (514) 521-4111, Cell: (514) 258-4208, Fax: (514)
521-7771, rsfcanada@rsf.org

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