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OPINION: What free-speech advocates need to know about Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after being arrested by British police and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy.

Jason Martin, Chair of DePaul University Journalism Program

April 22, 2019

The high-profile international news coverage of federal charges aimed at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has brought attention to issues of press freedom in an age of digital information security concerns and increased use of government power to pursue whistleblowers and journalists. Digital tools mak...

Judge convicts WikiLeaks founder of breaching bail

Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday, April 11, 2019 for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum.

Associated Press

April 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) – Ecuador's president says his government withdrew asylum status for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange almost seven years after he sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London, citing "repeated violations of international conventions and daily-life protocols." Lenin Moreno announced the...

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