Part of our fight includes the citizen right to know. Xnet puts at the disposal of those who hold relevant information the XnetLeaks anonymous mailbox to send it anonymously and securely.
At Xnet, we belive that the right to acces information is not a right of the big media corporations, but a citizen right. For this reason we work so the citizens can send information useful for the detection of corruption cases possible. Without the help of citizens, the fight against SGAE would not have had a good ending, or the 15mparato lawsuit would not have moved forward against Bankia’s board of directors and the preferred participations scam. Throughout all these experiences we have developed a system which includes activists, lawyers, journalists, inspectors specialised in the tax system, advisers to protect the informants and to deal with the information coming from their leaks, and citizen journalism. In addition we promote the legislative standardization of frameworks which protect this right, taking the Icelandic IMMI as inspiration, and weaving international nets to fight in favour of the rights of the citizens across the globe to know.
Not only we live surrounded by corruption, we live surrounded by information too. Every element that we need to build a citizen surveillance network to control our institutions and fight against corruption is out there, we only need the correct way to take it to the specialists who know how to use it to act both legally and in the media. This tool is Xnet’s Mailbox.
We in Xnet will study if the information received can be dealt with legally. On the other hand, we will try to find journalists, among the more than 50 media we work with, who want to work on the information. We have collaborating with us journalists from these media (alphabetic order):
Antena3, Cadena Ser, Café amb Llet, Cinco Días, Cuartopoder, Cuatro, Diario Crítico, EFE, El Confidencial, El Mundo, El País, El Proceso, El Triangle, Europa Press, Gara, Huffington Post, Infolibre, La directa, La Sexta, La Vanguardia, Mongolia, Nació Digital, Opengov.cat, Periodico de Catalunya, Playground, Público, Sentic Critic, Tercera Información, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Tiempo, TV3, TVE, Vox Pópuli, WDR y 20minutos
2 Close all the other applications that can connect to the internet (other browsers, chat applications, mail managers, etc.) and then visit this direction [https://xnet-x.net/en/xnetleaks/] from the TOR browser.
3- If you are reading this paragraph and instructions already from TOR :) click on the following link: http://ztjn5gcdsqeqzmw4.onion to access to the interface (note that this address only works if it is accessed or if you click on it from TOR! if it is visited from another browser such as FireFox or Chrome an ERROR mesage will appear).
Please remember that we cannot protect you if you do not protect yourself.
Let’s get them!
Corruption cases in Spain brought to light by the XnetLeaks Mailbox
• “Blesa’s mails”: the end of an era. 6 reasons for Open Access →
• Blesa’s emails reach the public opinion – Report and interview: citizens against corruption→
• How Caja Madrid’s Black Cards’ scandal was uncovered →
• The scandal of Caja Madrid’s Fundation: Miguel Blesa funded with more than 14 millions PP, PSOE, IU and CCOO →
• The Working Group Against Corruption in Catalonia makes the Parliament approve the Generalitat’s appearance against Urdangarin and the Princess in the Palma Arena case, thus invalidating the “Botin doctrine” →
• Malpractices of the current direction of Bankia and most of the unions against the interests of Bankia’s workers →
• The City Council of Barcelona opens an anonymous mailbox for citizen leaks to fight against corruption inspired in XnetLeaks and with Xnet as advisors →
• Chief Mayors: Video made by Xnet with the reports of corruption sent by the citizens to its Mailbox for leaks citizens against corruption →
• A judge investigates a corruption plot concerning the Catalan AVE (high speed train) →
• The judge investigates if steel bills were inflated with the AVE →
• Alleged relationships between “black” payments in the PP headquarters,the COFELY Company (involved in another legal process: the “OperanciónPunica”) and the awards of public contracts in Son Espases Hospital →
• A change of materials to reduce costs causes toxic leaks in Menorca’s municipal dump →
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The maintenance of this website, and of some of the activities you can find here, have been possible thanks to grants for the promotion of social and cultural activities, coming from: