Date with history: The world learns Guantánamo’s secrets

On April 24, 2011, leaked details of prisoners at the US base were published. The story, with others, transformed the news media, writes James Ball.

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A cache of documents leaked by US army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning began being published across international media in conjunction with the whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks on April 24, 2011. These documents, known as the Guantánamo Files, followed Manning’s leaks the year before – the so-called ‘war logs’ of America’s presence in Afghanistan and Iraq and the 250,000 US state department cables.

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