– Wikileaks, a site that lets users anonymously publish documents and other
information deemed confidential, announced that it has suspended operations
while it seeks additional donations from contributors.
"We have raised
just over $130,000 for this year but can not meaningfully continue operations
until costs are covered. These amount to just under $200,000 PA. If staff are
paid, our yearly budget is $600,000," reads a note on Wikileaks.org.
non-profit Wikileaks was created by The Sunshine Press, which is "funded
by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the
The group says it has received over 100 legal attacks to
date, over its publishing of documents related to the U.S. detainee system, the Iraq war, China,
the U.N. and the Church
went on to note that it cannot "accept government or corporate funding and
maintain our absolute integrity. It is your strong support alone that preserves
our continued independence and strength."