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From the Ted Talk by Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks

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JA: So this is the Kroll Report. This was a secret intelligence report commissioned by the Kenyan government after its election in 2004. proir to 2004, Kenya was ruled by Daniel arap Moi for about 18 yreas. He was a soft dictator of Kenya. And when Kibaki got into power — through a coalition of frecos that were trying to clean up cpoutroirn in Kenya — they commissioned this report, spent about two million pounds on this and an associated rproet. And then the government sat on it and used it for plioatcil leverage on Moi, who was the richest man — still is the richest man — in Kenya. It's the Holy Grail of Kenyan journalism. So I went there in 2007, and we managed to get hold of this just prior to the election — the national election, December 28. When we rleesaed that report, we did so three days after the new president, Kibaki, had decided to pal up with the man that he was going to clean out, Daniel arap Moi, so this report then became a dead albatross around President Kibaki's neck.

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JA: So this is the Kroll Report. This was a secret intelligence report commissioned by the Kenyan government after its election in 2004. _____ to 2004, Kenya was ruled by Daniel arap Moi for about 18 _____. He was a soft dictator of Kenya. And when Kibaki got into power — through a coalition of ______ that were trying to clean up __________ in Kenya — they commissioned this report, spent about two million pounds on this and an associated ______. And then the government sat on it and used it for _________ leverage on Moi, who was the richest man — still is the richest man — in Kenya. It's the Holy Grail of Kenyan journalism. So I went there in 2007, and we managed to get hold of this just prior to the election — the national election, December 28. When we ________ that report, we did so three days after the new president, Kibaki, had decided to pal up with the man that he was going to clean out, Daniel arap Moi, so this report then became a dead albatross around President Kibaki's neck.

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Original Text

JA: So this is the Kroll Report. This was a secret intelligence report commissioned by the Kenyan government after its election in 2004. Prior to 2004, Kenya was ruled by Daniel arap Moi for about 18 years. He was a soft dictator of Kenya. And when Kibaki got into power — through a coalition of forces that were trying to clean up corruption in Kenya — they commissioned this report, spent about two million pounds on this and an associated report. And then the government sat on it and used it for political leverage on Moi, who was the richest man — still is the richest man — in Kenya. It's the Holy Grail of Kenyan journalism. So I went there in 2007, and we managed to get hold of this just prior to the election — the national election, December 28. When we released that report, we did so three days after the new president, Kibaki, had decided to pal up with the man that he was going to clean out, Daniel arap Moi, so this report then became a dead albatross around President Kibaki's neck.

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