We might not agree with him, but Assange’s case is vital for press freedom

If the Wikileaks founder is successfully prosecuted for espionage in the US it will have a chilling effect on journalism

24th November, 2019
We might not agree with him, but Assange’s case is vital for press freedom
Julian Assange: those who champion press freedom should support the Wikileaks founder (Pic: Getty)

Ten years ago, a young American soldier in Iraq, working in intelligence, came across footage from a helicopter gunship that showed it firing on a group of men in a suburb of Baghdad. He took the date and the GPS coordinates embedded in the footage, and googled them, bringing up a story in the New York Times that fitted the data: it reported that 11 men had been killed, two of them Reuters journalists, and...

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