WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation, launched on-line in 2007, that aims to promote greater transparency and accountability of the powerful structures in our society in an effort to strengthen democracy and uphold global human rights. WikiLeaks describe themselves in some detail here.
WikiLeaks serves a complex and multi-faceted function in our society that goes beyond the specific leaks themselves. There are numerous sites that explore in detail the work WikiLeaks undertakes which are signposted are on this site. The focus on this site is to explore the ethical framework that surrounds WikiLeaks and the macro-effects the work of the organisation are intended to invoke.