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, 1971–, Australian Internet journalist and activist, founder of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website that publishes documents and images considered confidential or secret by governments and businesses.
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A website ( that according to its submission page, accepts classified, censored and restricted material that has ethical, diplomatic and political significance. Founded by Julian Assange, the site is designed to be uncensorable and untraceable because submissions are routed through Sweden and Belgium, which have laws that protect journalist sources. The first documents were published on WikiLeaks at the end of 2006.

Very Controversial
Documents and videos have been published on WikiLeaks that include sensitive military information, political cover-ups, tax evasion, suppression of free speech and spying. Some have caused enormous controversy, while others have effected changes such as the outcome of an election. Assange, who keeps an extremely low profile, has been hailed as both hero and villain.

WikiLeaks garnered major, international attention in the summer of 2010 when it published thousands of U.S. military documents relating to the war in Afghanistan. It enabled the public to learn realities of the war as well as divulged U.S. strategy.
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Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange's internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the U.
The message by Snowden came after the internet link of Assange, who is taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, has been severed by a "state party," according to WikiLeaks.
As reported by WikiLeaks the majority of emails deal with international matters as opposed to more sensitive internal issues.
But WikiLeaks did not check Al-Waie and did not know Al-Waie viewed the cable it had been shown to be a fake.
The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort," Sony says in a statement.
and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in which Assange recalls how
With this in mind, I wanted contributors to consider WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks-related issues within the "big picture" of media studies: to speculate about the impact, relevance, and/or importance of the organization over the long-term.
WikiLeaks slammed the US government's claim that disclosure may lead to increase in violence and said that similar reasoning was given by the government in the past, adding that never has such ill effects been witnessed in the aftermath of a disclosure.
The film is based on books "WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's once-trusted lieutenant and former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy" by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
WikiLeaks says she traveled with the former NSA systems analyst from Hong Kong to Moscow.
He is bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks.