Home WikiLeaks’ Imitators Proliferate But Go Their Own Way: A Catalog of Clones

WikiLeaks’ Imitators Proliferate But Go Their Own Way: A Catalog of Clones

The contentious whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has ruffled so many feathers that it’s been shut down not just in the countries we think of as repressive, but in those we like to think are open. Because of that, mirror sites have proliferated. But accompanying the mirrors are clones. Clone sites reproduce access to some or all of the material available on the home site or serve a similar function as WikiLeaks but independently of that group. All of them add value by focusing on a specific concern or geography.

We’ve put together a far-from-complete list of clones around the world. If you know of more currently-functioning clones, please drop the URL and a brief descriptions in the comments.

Balkan Leaks: Balkans, site, modeled on WikiLeaks, exists to “promote transparency and fight the nexus of organized crime and political corruption in the Balkan states.”

BrusselsLeaks: Belgium, focused on exposing funky doings behind the scenes of the EU.

Haikuleaks: “Haïkuleaks Cable is poetry 65 haikus in 1830 cables.”

Indoleaks: Indonesia

israeliLeaks: Israel, focused on gathering leaked documentation in and about Israel and surrounding countries.

OpenLeaks: Europe-based, but focus is global; due to open in January with a different approach to the process of leaking.

PinoyLeaks: Philippines, “(T)he mission is specifically focused on exposing corruption only, the scope is limited to the Philippines, and PinoyLeaks works with bloggers instead of traditional media.”

PirateLeaks: Czech Republic, run by the Czech Pirate Party.

Rospil: Russia, documenting corruption in upper echelons of Russian government and economy.

thaicables: Thailand, focused soley on Thailand.

Thaileaks: Thailand (original site banned), “This is not about disrespecting the Thai State or the Royal family. It is about making a statement for the freedom of information.”

Tunileaks: posts and discusses Tunisia-specific cables.

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