WikiLeaks announces partnership with Brazilian investigative journalism center

WikiLeaks cofounder and editor Julian Assange recently signed an agreement with Pública, a non-profit investigative journalism center that was launched in March by three Brazilian journalists, Terra Magazine reports.

In a video published on the center’s homepage (see below), Assange discusses the agreement and promises more document leaks relevant to Brazil. “There is a lot more material in the ‘cablegate’ release and a lot more that needs to be closely looked at,” he says.

Among Pública’s founders is Natalia Viana, a representative for WikiLeaks in Brazil (see this Knight Center interview with her about Pública). In the video, she discusses the role of the center in the newly-signed partnership: “Pública has American Embassy documents that were obtained by WikiLeaks. Because of this we invited a series of our colleagues, independent journalists, to read these documents and write stories that still need to be published so that the Brazilian public can know this important part of the country’s history.”

The documents will begin to be released on Pública’s website starting June 27, Rede Brasil Atual reports.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.