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Julian Assange


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On Julian Assange’s 1199th day inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, join us for this live streamed conversation on the short, extraordinary history of WikiLeaks.

Founded by Assange in 2006, WikiLeaks came to international prominence in 2010 with the release of more than 250,000 top-secret cables leaked from the US State Department. The results of this were far-reaching indeed, exposing human rights violations and covert operations. WikiLeaks and Assange have never been far from the spotlight in the intervening years, hitting the headlines again and again, especially with regards to Edward Snowden’s mass surveillance disclosures and Assange’s ongoing legal battles.

To coincide with the release of a definitive new book on the State Department cables, The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire, Assange will discuss the historical significance of that release and what the cables reveal about the United States as a 21st century superpower. Join Julian Assange, host Andrew Fowler and the Wheeler Centre – either live or online via – for a riveting discussion on secrets, surveillance, imperialism and justice.


Julian Assange

Julian Assange is the face of WikiLeaks, the headline-making publishing organisation famous around the world for releasing secret information from corrupt governments, unaccountable corporations, occupying militaries and secretive international trade deals. Founder, philosopher, CEO, editor-in-chief... Read more

Andrew Fowler

Andrew Fowler is an award-winning investigative journalist and a contributing reporter for ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and Four Corners programs. He has been chief of staff and acting foreign editor of the Australian newspaper and a reporter with SBS Dateline and Channel 7, as well as heading ... Read more


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