By Max Clarke

Friction within the Wikileaks team has led to Julian Assange’s former aide and WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel ‘Schmitt’ announcing that he is to launch his own whistle-blowing site.

Initially forecast for launch today, the new site- Openleaks- is being touted to be even more transparent and accountable than the original.

The primary difference between the two sites is that while WikiLeaks hosts all leaked documents on its own site for full public scrutiny, OpenLeaks will essentially act as a conduit between the public and third party sites it feels best able to deal with the leaks, and will not be directly hosting the material itself.

The domain "" has been registered, but as yet offers no further information beyond ‘coming soon’.