“Whistleblowers are exposing the secrets of the powerful and the foundations on which contemporary political and economic power relations are built”
Obviously not everyone likes , understands or supports what we do at Wirral Leaks.
And we’re OK with that.
However some people do like what we do and one has sent us an illuminating article written in the wake of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak titled : “Whistleblowers and leaks activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information” written by Arne Hintz – Senior Lecturer in Media , Cardiff University.
Now we’re not saying that anything we do is as significant as the leaks identified in the article but we do recognise that we are a very small part of an emerging news environment identified as the “networked fourth estate”.
For those interested in trying to understand how a culture of “leaks activism” has emerged internationally, nationally and locally might we suggest you have a read of the article and consider what the power elites might have got away with if it wasn’t for those pesky whistleblowers and leaks activists.