Reminder: Deep Dives 13 | The Wikileaks Archive (Open for 1 More Week)

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Deep Dives Research Challenge - Wikileaks Archive

One week remains for entries into Deep Dives 13, original post here.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being held in Belmarsh High Security Prison aka 'Britain's Guantanamo Bay'. Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy and arrested by UK police on April 11th, 2019.

This is the backdrop for Deep Dives #13 and it's more important than ever before to dig deep into the material Wikileaks has made public.

Deep Dives has already hosted six research challenges into the Wikileaks archive. Here are some contributions made by our community worthy of your attention from Deep Dives 11 - The Wikileaks Archive.

Wikileaks Shows How Teams of Unscrupulous Figures Control Popular Politicians from the Shadows

by @gregorypatrick

Coups and Regime Change Through Unconventional Warfare

by @krnel

The Penney Report and How Britain Got the Bomb

by @palikari123

It's time to get back to digging in the vaults and back to building an archive of research on the blockchain. We're currently accepting submissions for DD13 from our dedicated researchers but also from first time contributors as well.

What Will You Unearth?

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Deep Dives Index

The Wikileaks Archive

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“WikiLeaks is a giant library of the world’s most persecuted documents. We give asylum to these documents, we analyze them, we promote them and we obtain more.”

- Julian Assange

Der Spiegel

  • The Wikileaks archive contains well over 10 million documents
  • Wikileaks Docs have been cited in over 28,000 academic papers and US court filings

The Wikileaks Index

Back in late 2016, Wikileaks revealed the existence of a little-known index that combines onsite and offsite resources relating to Wikileaks material. This invaluable tool helps make the mammoth amount of documents available on the Wikileaks website more accessible and systematic.

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Always Exercise Caution

When engaging in research of government websites, intelligence agencies and whistleblower sites, such as Wikileaks, we strongly urge you to take all necessary precautions.

We recommend that you take the time to properly explore available privacy tools and VPNs.

Check out the inaugural Deep Dives Challenge for tips on protecting yourself, here.


The Wikileaks Archive Challenge

  • Search the Wikileaks archive at or
  • Find an overlooked, underrated, underreported or obscure leak/ email/ cable/document/ court filing on a topic that interests you.
  • Build a post around your findings
  • Provide additional sources to make your case and strengthen your position
  • Explain the significance of the leak and why it’s an important piece of news that should be communicated to the public.

    If you’re having trouble finding a focus, begin with a person, country or topic of interest such as; Clinton / Netanyahu / Gaddafi / Saudi Arabia / China / Chemical Weapons / Free Trade / Trafficking / etc.

    You never know what will turn up!


  • Help spread the word, resteem this post
  • Limited to 2 contest entries per account
  • Submissions must be made in a separate post (not in the comments)
  • Submissions must be posted before the deadline (UTC - Monday, May 6th 2019, UTC 12.00.00PM)
  • This research challenge is open for three weeks
  • Use the lead tag “deepdives”
  • Your entry must include references to a document/documents found in the Wikileaks archive
  • Provide a link to the specific document or page
  • Make an attempt to keep your post concise and to the point
  • You may leave a link to your entry in the comments below

  • Please, do not plagiarize the work of others

Note: This round of Deep Dives is open for over three weeks. Also, contributors are allowed to make 2 entries during this extended challenge period!


The Winning Post Should

  • Meet the rules criteria
  • Winners will be announced 72hrs after the submission deadline
  • Well researched
  • Fully sourced
  • Clearly presented
  • Original Content (not widely reported on in the media)
  • Significance should be clearly articulated
  • 3 Outstanding contributions will be acknowledged


  • Liquid STEEM (or SBD) earned by the original contest post will make up the total rewards
  • Example: 100 STEEM – 1st place = 50% // 2nd = 30% // 3rd = 20%
  • Bonus @v4vapid & @ausbitbank upvotes and resteems for exceptional and/or original contributions
  • SP earned from challenge announcements and the winner’s announcements will go to the community account @deepdives


Those that do not ‘win’ should not view their work and efforts as being wasted. All submissions are valuable and will be contributing to building a body of research on the blockchain. We hope that contributors support each other’s efforts wherever possible whether by sharing tips, links or through constructive feedback to their fellow researchers.

Good luck and happy digging!

Deep Dives Community

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Be sure to check out some of the great work done by Deep Dives contributors over the last several months. Past winners and contributors include:

@palikari123, @krnel, @geke, @bifiracoil, @thoughts-in-time, @an0nkn0wledge, @gregorypatrick, @deliberator, @angryman, @valued-customer, @richq11, @tarazkp, @v4vapid

Deep Dives Aims

  • Promote original content
  • Promote investigative journalism
  • Promote focused and quality research
  • Encourage community engagement
  • Encourage collaboration and teamwork
  • Recognize and reward high quality original content

    Over time, Deep Dives aims to build a repository of high quality research and original content preserved on the blockchain.

    We hope you join us in building this unique resource.
    It truly is a community effort and your exceptional contributions are what fuels this project.

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Sweet! I'ma try to get one in ;)

Thanks for the 'reminder' ... I'll re-steem it to help promote this great opportunity to participate. The reward structure is well worth the time & effort too; unlike 'most' challenges offered on Steemit.


Thanks @angryman, always appreciate a resteem :)


You're pleasure.

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