Julian Assange

Julian Assange biographer Andrew O’Hagan breaks silence on WikiLeaks

Writer Andrew O'Hagan. Photo: Getty Images

The ghostwriter who collaborated with Julian Assange on his abortive 2011 autobiography has broken his silence to describe his months working with the WikiLeaks founder, which culminated in the collapse of the high-profile book deal.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 10:36pm

WikiLeaks attacks 'Fifth Estate', film about it and its founder Assange

Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange (left) with Daniel Ruhl. Photo: AP

WikiLeaks has posted the script to The Fifth Estate online and made its most forceful denunciation of the film about the site's creation and its colorful founder.

24 Sep 2013 - 3:32am

Assange’s Wikileaks Party in crisis ahead of Australian poll

Leslie Cannold

Julian Assange's WikiLeaks Party was in crisis yesterday after one of its most prominent Australian election candidates quit, saying she was disillusioned with its lack of democracy.

22 Aug 2013 - 3:11am

WikiLeaks expects Bradley Manning to appeal ‘dangerous’ verdict

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: AP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called US soldier Bradley Manning a “hero” and said he expected him to appeal after a military judge convicted him of espionage.

Assange said the verdict had set a “dangerous precedent” and was an example of “national security extremism” from the Obama administration.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Assange launches WikiLeaks party in Australia

Julian Assange speaks during the announcement of senate candidates.Photo: EPA

Julian Assange yesterday formally started a political party bearing the name of his anti-secrecy organisation, WikiLeaks, and announced his own candidacy for a seat in the Australian senate. Assange said he was confident in his ability to run a campaign from the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

26 Jul 2013 - 3:13am

US bugged 38 embassies, including allies, latest Snowden leak indicates

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle comments on the activities of the US National Security Service (NSA) in front of the state parliament in Dusseldorf. Photo: EPA

US intelligence services spied on at least 38 foreign embassies and missions, including those of allies, according to the latest secret documents leaked by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It collected information with bugging devices, tapped cables and specialised antennas, the documents showed.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:45am 2 comments

Aeroflot flight tracked by Snowden reporters lands in Cuba with little fanfare

Edward Snowden's seat for the flight to Havana lies empty amid mystery over his location. Photo: Twitter

An Aeroflot flight from Moscow that was being closely tracked by media organisations in case Edward Snowden, the former security contractor who revealed details of US surveillance programmes, was on board, landed in Cuba uneventfully on Monday.

Russian reporters on board the flight and foreign press gathered at Havana airport reported no sightings of Snowden or any unusual security.

25 Jun 2013 - 8:37am

Julian Assange intervenes to help Snowden get to Iceland

Julian Assange at the Ecuador embassy in London. Photo: EPA

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is brokering talks between whistle-blower Edward Snowden and Iceland, the country where Snowden says he wants to seek asylum.

21 Jun 2013 - 5:15am 1 comment

Assange 'brokering' Snowden asylum bid in Iceland

“We are in touch with Mr Snowden’s legal team," said Julian Assange. Photo: AFP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had been in contact with representatives of Edward Snowden to discuss his possible bid for asylum in Iceland following his disclosure of US surveillance programmes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

WikiLeaks' Assange says he will stay in Ecuador embassy, fears US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange waves from the window of the embassy with Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patino. Photo: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will not leave the sanctuary of the Ecuadorean embassy in London even if Sweden stops pursuing sexual assault claims against him because he fears arrest on the order of the United States.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Lawmakers debate Snowden's future

Lawmakers debate Snowden's future

19 Jun 2013 - 1:26am

Who said it?

Julian Assange

What's at stake in this trial is the future of [the] press in the United States and in the rest of the world.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:23am

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marks a year under siege at Ecuador's London embassy

Musician René Pérez Joglar, left, writes a song with Julian Assange. Photo: AP

It's an odd sight: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wearing a jacket and tie, but no shoes. Then again, if you haven't stepped outside Ecuador's London embassy for a year, shoes are largely pointless.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:42pm

WikiLeaks to release more US diplomatic records

Julian Assange said the intelligence documents highlighted the “vast range and scope” of US influence around the world. Photo: AP

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks was on Monday to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange revealed.

The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Big bucks and big brother

Kim Dotcom with his wife, Mona Verga, in Victoria Harbour. The couple met in Manila, after he moved to Hong Kong in 2003. Photo: Kim.com

They look as different as chalk and cheese but Kim Dotcom and Julian Assange are, in some ways, identical. Both are former computer hackers wanted by the US government; both claim to fight for internet freedom; and both cannot travel freely.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am