Al Jazeera English to Air Specials Based on Wikileaks
By Kristin Brzoznowski
Published: October 25, 2010
DOHA: Al Jazeera English is the first international broadcaster to air analytical coverage and programs that are based on the leaked documents from Wikileaks about the Iraq War.
Produced for Al Jazeera English by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the programs are based on files from Wikileaks, who gained access to more than 400,000 documents regarding the war in Iraq, making it the largest document leak in U.S. history. Among the topics covered in the programs are the U.S. Army's cover up of Iraqi state sanctioned torture, the U.S.'s repeat denial of death counts kept, the killing of civilians at U.S.-manned checkpoints and new information on Blackwater civilian killings. Topics also touch on U.S. Army reports about Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki and allegations of his association with death squads and Iran's secret involvement in financing Shia militias.