Julian Assange

Julian Assange is a new kind of journalist, who made for the digital age. In founding WikiLeaks.org, Julian Assange published virtually freely anything he wants - the true nature of Iraqi prisoner abuse, the double role Pakistan plays in Afghanistan, the personal e-mails of Sarah Palin.

He started WikiLeaks four years ago, has made public a trove of secret and classified documents — close to 500,000 pages on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone.
In the process, governments he has targeted, such as the U.S.'s, claim he has put the lives of informants and soldiers in jeopardy.
Warranted or not, Assange is convinced that the governments and intelligence agencies he is unmasking are watching his every move. December 7, 2010, he was arested in London. Wikileaks stated that actions against their editor-in-chief Julian Assange won't affect their operations: they will release cables as normal. Assange popularity is gowing and he is fist candidate to be the TIME's 2010 Peson of the Year. December 8, at 6:42 AM on Faceebook - 1,021,025 people like WikiLeaks and this number is growing every second.

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