Julian Assange

Spokesperson & Advisory Board Member, WikiLeaks

JULIAN ASSANGE is a journalist, programmer and activist. He sits on the Advisory Board of WikiLeaks and acts as their spokesperson. Famous for his teenage ventures into ethical computer hacking, Assange was later instrumental in introducing the Internet to Australia and co-founded Australia’s first free speech ISP. He has broken stories at most major venues and been a subject of several documentaries.

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  • About the session

    The Subtle Roar of Online Whistle-Blowing [2009]

    When governments and businesses cannot handle the truth, WikiLeaks helps you blow the whistle and takes the heat.

    SPEAKER: Julian Assange (AU) Spokesperson & Advisory Board Member, WikiLeaks

    An open platform for the anonymous publishing of compromising documents; according to Time Magazine, WikiLeaks could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act. Honorable analogy for sure, but one earned at the expense of powerful players like Sarah Palin, Kaupthing Bank and lately, with the contro- versial book Jaeger, the Danish Ministry of Defense. Praised for its democratic devotion and threatened by the shadier powers that be, each day is a victory for WikiLeaks.

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