Ann Wright: Is secrecy necessary for peace and diplomacy?

Former US Diplomat Ann Wright speaks to Kim Wilkinson on the need for whistleblowers and institutions like WikiLeaks, but stresses that in some instances secrecy is necessary, such as in peace-making negotiations.

Former US diplomat Ann Wright starts off by explaining why she believes the people of Wikileaks have taken an important and brave decision, playing a role in revealing what their governments are doing (0:30min). there needs, however, be some discretion in what they leak (2:00min). Wright stresses that some secrecy is necessary in diplomatic relations (4:20 min).

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