WikiLeaks and Press Freedom Is Treason a Civic Duty?

Since 9/11, press freedom in the West has come under attack as governments argue that national security is more important than transparency. But the hunt for WikiLeaks is a greater danger to democracy than any information that WikiLeaks might reveal.
A protester prepares a Julian Assange mask at a pro-WikiLeaks demonstration in Malaga, Spain, on Saturday.

A protester prepares a Julian Assange mask at a pro-WikiLeaks demonstration in Malaga, Spain, on Saturday.

Foto: JON NAZCA/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan