Wikileaks and “free media”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WIKILEAKS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

According to the Associated Press, Paypal has closed the account of Wikileaks, which is a major financial source of Wikileaks. PayPal said this was prompted by a violation of the service provider’s policy, “which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.” Meanwhile, Wikileaks’s website has been closed by Amazon due to US congressional pressure. I cannot help wondering what is the meaning of “free media” in this “free world”?

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