In the second half of our show, the website Wikileaks is our focus. Online since 2007, the website has attracted both controversy and accolades for its fundamentalist approach to freedom of expression.
The website's mission has been to provide a safe space for whistle-blowers, journalists and political sources to release suppressed information that is vital to the public interest. In the course of its work, the website's founders have been hauled to court over 100 times and yet, they have produced numerous scoops and have managed to protect their sources.
Meenakshi Ravi finds out how Wikileaks dodges the legal grenades launched at it and why despite its success, it has been shut down since the beginning of this year.
For those who watch 24 hour news television, our Video of the Week will definitely strike a chord. The funny men/women at satire website theonion.com have put out a new video with their take on what passes for news on channels that are trying to break stories every hour on the hour. Watch it here.
Source: Al Jazeera