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.

Julian Assange addresses media and supporters from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in central London in February. Photo: AFP

Angry Assange starts 5th year cooped up in London embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is starting his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Assange, 44, is wanted for questioning over a 2010 rape allegation in Sweden but has been inside Ecuador’s UK mission for four full years in a bid to avoid extradition.

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