The anti-secrecy international organisation was founded in 2006 by Australian Julian Assange. The non-profit group calls itself a media organisation and also acts as an online "drop box" for anonymous sources to leak information and documents to journalists. In 2010, WikiLeaks became more prominent after releasing the "Collateral Murder" video, which showed US Army helicopter firing on a group of mostly unarmed men, two of whom were journalists.
Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, said his living situation was a bit like prison - with a more lenient visitor policy.Monday, 10 March, 2014, 7:34am
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.24 Feb 2014 - 10:36pm
The US Justice Department has "all but concluded" it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents.27 Nov 2013 - 2:28am
The leak of a document purported to be part of the draft text for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord has further dented optimism talks can be concluded by the end of this year.22 Nov 2013 - 1:14am 1 comment
Sarah Harrison, the British journalist and Wikileaks staffer who has been acting as an assistant to Edward Snowden since his arrival in Moscow, has left Russia and joined the growing band of net activists stranded in Berlin.8 Nov 2013 - 2:26am
Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks source formerly known as Bradley Manning, has expressed intense unhappiness at the public profile that is being presented about her, warning that a false impression is being given to the outside world that she is an anti-war pacifist and conscientious objector.10 Oct 2013 - 4:35pm
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
Leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden triggered a much needed debate about surveillance in America, even if they jeopardised national security, the country’s spy chief admitted on Thursday.13 Sep 2013 - 8:57am
WikiLeaks founder and 'people-smuggler' Julian Assange revealed to the South China Morning Post the reason why Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong for Russia two weeks after the former CIA analyst first broke cover here.6 Sep 2013 - 10:36am 7 comments
A lawyer for US Army Private Bradley Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as he goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.
David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, while he goes through the three-to-four-week period known as indoctrination at the Kansas prison.30 Aug 2013 - 11:03am