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  #1 Old 05-01-2011 Default Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

Do you have an opinion? [Pun intended]

Debaters Alert!

ReMag is currently recruiting volunteers to partake in the first ever Debate Battle, a special monthly section allocated in ReMag to accommodate and feature the diverse opinions of Recommers over a variety of current issues.

We are looking for 5 ReCommers to put forward their arguments regarding the chosen topic. Two will be supporting the issue, two will be opposing, and one will suggest a neutral opinion – be it the middle path between the two extremes, a conciliatory point of view, or an alternative perspective.

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Debate Battle 1: Is Wikileaks justified for the greater good?


Wikileaks, arguably the most famous (or infamous) whistle-blower website ever in history, has stirred up a storm of controversy by leaking confidential information of governments and corporations all over the world. While most countries have condemned the irresponsible actions of Wikileaks, a significant number of people, as well as many journalistic institutions, have chosen to defend Wikileaks on the basis of freedom of speech and information. However, is Wikileaks justified for the greater good - the greater good of all?

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  #2 Old 06-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

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While most countries have condemned the irresponsible actions of Wikileaks, a significant number of people, as well as many journalistic institutions, have chosen to defend Wikileaks on the basis of freedom of speech and information.
I doubt so that many journalistic institutions think that way. Read an article on New York Times on why, even journalists do not want to stand up to speak for Assange. Julian has brought journalism to a new dimension, and is heavily criticized by journalist for that reason.

Anyway, looking forward to it.
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  #3 Old 06-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

This seems quite my niche. Sign me up.
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  #4 Old 06-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

Two will be supporting the issue, two will be opposing, and one will suggest a neutral opinion – be it the middle path between the two extremes, a conciliatory point of view, or an alternative perspective.

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  #5 Old 07-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

Bump. We need more volunteers please. =)
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  #6 Old 07-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

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I doubt so that many journalistic institutions think that way. Read an article on New York Times on why, even journalists do not want to stand up to speak for Assange. Julian has brought journalism to a new dimension, and is heavily criticized by journalist for that reason.

Anyway, looking forward to it.


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Bump. We need more volunteers please. =)
i've just volunteered myself.xD by replying to unsolvedryptex's point of view and i am standing out as an oppsoing side

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  #7 Old 07-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

Acgerlok7, we appreciate your enthusiasm. However, do bear in mind this thread only serves as a sign-up thread. Once the selection of the participants is completed, you will be notified and subsequently, be invited to a private thread to debate in a more structured format.

That being said, thank you for expressing your interest.
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  #8 Old 07-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

Check your inbox, acgerlok7.

Bump bump.

Once again I would like to remind that this is only a sign-up thread.
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  #9 Old 07-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

I am not part of this debate, and have not sign up. I am merely pointing out that WikiLeaks may not be regarded as part of journalism.

I did not indicate that I am in either side of the debate.
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  #10 Old 08-01-2011 Default Re: Do you have an opinion? Debate Battle 1: Wikileaks

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I am not part of this debate, and have not sign up. I am merely pointing out that WikiLeaks may not be regarded as part of journalism.

I did not indicate that I am in either side of the debate.
With your very short statement previously, you initiated acgerlok7 to oppose your idea with a very long post. Haha! xD It's a good thing though!
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