Citizen Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow Stefania Milan will be participating in an event at the Media@McGill research centre at McGill University, Beyond Wikileaks: Journalism, Politics and Activism, One Year After Cablegate.

On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and a small number of media partners released thousands of U.S. embassy diplomatic cables in what came to be referred to as ‘Cablegate’. International diplomacy, journalism, and broader society were shaken by this extremely public disclosure of classified cables, which had been sent to the U.S. Department of State by its consulates, embassies, and diplomatic missions around the world. Among numerous other revelations, the cables exposed U.S. government war crimes, government corruption in North Africa, and misdealing within the financial sector, igniting an intense debate on the future of diplomacy and the media.

On the one year anniversary of Cablegate, Media@McGill will be hosting a roundtable panel consisting of contributors to the upcoming book, Beyond WikiLeaks, to highlight the broader implications of the WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. cables and the challenges it poses for networked journalism, media activism, risk society and freedom of expression.

Panelists: Lisa Lynch (Dept. Journalism, Concordia University), Patrick McCurdy (Dept. of Communication, University of Ottawa), Stefania Milan (The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto), and Arne Hintz (Dept. Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University).

Moderator: Marc Raboy, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications, McGill University.

For more information, see here.