‘Unlike other organizations we always release the full source of material at the same time… the articles we do are based upon the full source of material so everything we do is like science, it is checkable, independently checkable, because the information which has informed our conclusions is there. Just like scientific papers, which is based on experimental data, must make the experimental data available to other scientists and to the public, if they want their papers to be published. It is our philosophy that raw source material must be made available so that conclusions can be checkable. And that is what we did with Der Spiegel.
But we are also an activist organization, the method is transparency, the goal is justice; part of the method is journalism. It is our end goal to achieve justice.’
by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks