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Wall Street Journal Turned Down WikiLeaks Cables

01/29/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a strategy aimed at raising its profile, WikiLeaks has been teaming up with news organizations on its leaks. Last week it offered The Wall Street Journal access to a portion of the documents it possesses if the Journal signed a confidentiality agreement. The Journal declined.

"We didn't want to agree to a set of pre-conditions related to the disclosure of the Wikileaks documents without even being given a broad understanding of what these documents contained," a spokeswoman for the paper said.

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