Category : wikileaks

Julian Assange granted political asylum in Ecuador

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum in Ecuador. The Australian national, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two months after breaching his bail conditions in the UK, is wanted in Sweden, where allegations of sexual assault have been made against him. The Ecuadorian  foreign ministry said it […]

UK Supreme court rejects Julian Assange’s request to re-open extradition appeal

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied a request to re-open his appeal against extradition to Sweden. In a statement issued today, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court said that the decision to reject the request made by Dinah Rose, Assange’s lawyer, was “unanimous”. On 30 May, the court decided to allow Assange’s extradition by a 5-2 majority. Swedish […]

A tale of two Australians

Rohan Jayasekera: A tale of two Australians

USA: Bradley Manning moves step closer to full court martial

Bradley Manning, the US solider  accused of the largest intelligence breach in American history, is moving closer to the possibility of spending the rest of his life in military confinement.The presiding officer over Manning’s pre-trial hearing recommended he be sent to a full court martial, following his alleged involvement in the WikiLeaks dump of state secrets. Colonel Paul Almanza, the investigating […]

After 18 months, accused leaker gets a day in court

In its punitive treatment of accused leaker Bradley Manning, the US government has missed an opportunity to live up to its values of freedom, says Heather Brooke 

UK: Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his UK High Court appeal against extradition to Sweden. Assange faces accusations of rape and sexual assault after a visit to Stockholm in August 2010. The judgement was handed down to the 40-year-old Australian by two High Court judges, following a European arrest warrant. Assange’s lawyers will take 14 days […]

The ethics of large data leaks

Dinah PoKempner: The ethics of large data leaks

Wikileaks hits Argentina

Like in a good spy novel, Santiago O’Donnell met Julian Assange, the head of Wikileaks, in an English country house after taking a serpentine route. There he received instructions on how to obtain the 2600 US State Department cables on Argentina. The release of the cables  comes at a time of much friction between the Argentine media […]

Ethiopia: Journalist identified in WikiLeaks cable flees country

An Ethiopian reporter cited by name in US diplomatic cables disclosed last month by WikiLeaks has been forced to flee the country after police interrogated him over the identity of an unnamed government source in the cable. On 5 and 6 September, officials from Ethiopia’s Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) summoned journalist Argaw Ashine to […]

Wikileaks whistleblowers need care as well as attention

Rohan Jayasekera: Wikileaks whistleblowers need care as well as attention

Index on Censorship response to Wikileaks cables release

Index on Censorship regrets the publication of over 250,000 unredacted US embassy cables by whistleblower site Wikileaks

Letter from America: As one whistleblower is spared, investigation intensifies around another

Letter from America: As one whistleblower is spared, investigation intensifies around another