El País: WikiLeaks justified

December 7, 2010

El País–with The Guardian one of the main recipients of the latest WikiLeaks dump–has dedicated an editorial to defending its role in making the thousands of diplomatic cables public:

The revelations show a seamy side of the political world, about which we all had well-grounded suspicions, but no clear certainty. We are, in a sense, freer now than we were before, which is as much as journalism can hope to achieve.

More here.