Document Leaks: The consequences of revealing secrets—Public Radio International

21 Sep 2020 | Narratives & Features, Portfolio | 0 comments

Chhavi Sachdev’s piece on the Panama Papers was part of the hour-long America Abroad episode on document leaks.

When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? This hour, we’ll talk about when document leaks are legal, when they are morally justified, and when they aren’t — how, at times, they’ve put lives in danger.

We’ll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents.

Listen on PRI.


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