Today federal prosecutors unsealed a new, 18-count superseding indictment charging Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act, the first use of the 1917 law against a publisher. Read more..
Three weeks before the U.S. deadline to file its final extradition request for Assange, Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to allow U.S. prosecutors to help themselves to Assange’s belongings. Read more..
Assange: "I won't surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many awards and protected many people." Kristinn Hrafnsson: “The fight has just begun. It will be a long one and a hard one." Read more..
The judge rejected all of the defence’s arguments, dismissed the UN's ruling that Assange's detention was arbitrary, and sentenced Assange to nearly the maximum possible sentence allowed Read more..
"Why is it that journalists are being held to a higher standard of behavior than the President of the United States?" Read more..
The charge against Assange already threatens journalistic activity. More (& even more disturbing) charges are widely expected Read more..
"la AAJ llama a la libertad de Julián Assange; reclama al Reino Unido el respeto de todos los derechos de Assange y a denegar la solicitud de su extradición a los Estados Unidos y llama a las organizaciones de juristas a pronunciarse en el mismo sentido." Read more..
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Nestlé whistleblower Yasmine Motarjemi and Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto have been jointly awarded for the second annual GUE/NGL prize for ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information.’ Watch video of the award ceremony, in which Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire accepted the prize on Julian's behalf Read more..
International press freedom groups, news outlets, UN representatives, politicians and public figures are speaking out against Julian Assange’s arrest and its implications Read more..
John Pilger: "Real journalism is being criminalised by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence." Read more..