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DMA rescinds memo on restricted access to WikiLeaks documents

By STARS AND STRIPES | $content.organization.value.toUpperCase() Published: December 22, 2010

The Defense Media Activity, which oversees Stars and Stripes, this week rescinded a Dec. 10 memo advising employees that they were prohibited from viewing classified material on non-Defense Department websites, citing specifically documents made public by WikiLeaks.

Senior editors at Stars and Stripes have been asked by the DOD to contribute input for an upcoming department-wide policy guiding access to documents released by WikiLeaks and posted on the websites of various worldwide media outlets.

WikiLeaks, an organization claiming to promote transparency in government, has angered the Obama administration by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents this year dealing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as U.S. relations with other governments.

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