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WIKILEAKS

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Transcript of WIKILEAKS

Bradley Manning
A US Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public
Sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years' imprisonment
Diagnosed with gender identity disorder while in the Army
Assigned in 2009 to an Army unit in Iraq as an intelligence analyst Manning had access to classified databases
In early 2010, he leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and confided this to Adrian Lamo an online acquittance.
Charged with 22 offenses
Currently: serving his sentence at the maximum-security US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth
Julian Assange
The WikiLeaks Website
wikileaks.org
Slogan:
We open governments
Launched:
October 4, 2006
WikiLeaks relies to some degree on volunteers and previously described its founders as a mixture of Asian dissidents, journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa
As of 2009, the website had more than 1,200 registered volunteers
Financially supported by volunteers
USA's Reaction to WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks
An international, online, non-profit, journalistic organization which publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.
Julian Assange - an Australian Internet activist. WikiLeaks' founder, editor-in-chief, and director
Publicly known associates: Kristinn Hrafnsson, Joseph Farrell, and Sarah Harrison

Purpose
"To bring important news and information to the public... One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth"
To ensure that journalists and whistleblowers are not jailed for emailing sensitive or classified documents
WikiLeaks
EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE MAJOR RELEASED DOCUMENTS INCLUDE:
EARLY RELEASES
Documentation of equipment expenditures and holdings in the Afghanistan war and corruptions in Kenya
APRIL, 2010
Gun sight footage from the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike
JULY, 2010
Afghan War Diary - a complication of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available to the public
OCTOBER, 2010
Iraq War Logs: a set of almost 400,00 documents
APRIL, 2011
779 secret files relating to prisoners detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention
Born July 3, 1971
An Australian publisher and journalist
Known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published US military and diplomatic documents leaked by Bradley Manning
Assange has been under investigation in the US since that time
In the same year, the Swedish Director of Public Prosecution opened an investigation into sexual offenses that Assange is alleged to have committed
In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he was granted political asylum by Ecuador and took refuge at the Embassy of Ecuador in London
Documentary
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