AfriLeaks website to expose abuses in Africa

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30799807

A whistle-blowing website which aims to expose politicians and businessmen who abuse power in Africa has been launched by media and campaign groups.

AfriLeaks will give people a chance to leak sensitive information anonymously.

The site’s founders say it is an attempt to boost investigative journalism to expose widespread corruption and human rights abuses.

It will also help circumvent growing surveillance by governments and corporate firms, they say.

Afrileaks, made up of 19 media outlets and activist groups, says it is committed to “speaking truth to power”.

“You will be able to send us documents and select which of our member organisations should investigate it,” it says.

“We’ve designed a system that helps you to share these materials while protecting your own identity, so that it becomes impossible to identify you as the source of the leak.”

Most of the 19 are newspapers and include South Africa’s Mail &…

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