Latest Developments on Julian Assange’s Extradition to the U.S.
Australia’s High Commissioner to the UK will visit Julian Assange in prison
Stephen Smith will become Australia’s first High Commissioner to the UK to visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in prison. Read more here
Australian Labor government refuses to defend Assange as it backs US plans for war against China
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong all but confirmed last Thursday that the Labor government is backing the US attempt to extradite WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and imprison him for life because he exposed American war crimes. At the very least, Wong made plain that Labor will not lift a finger to defend the persecuted Australian citizen and publisher. Read more
The Imprisonment of Julian Assange
Fault Lines examines what Assange’s case says about press freedom and the consequences of publishing state secrets.
On this episode of Fault Lines, we look at what Julian Assange’s case could mean for press freedom – and the consequences he’s faced for publishing state secrets.
In 2010, the WikiLeaks founder partnered with other media organisations to publish hundreds of thousands of classified US documents about its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It remains the largest leak of classified information to date.