Topic archives: Wikileaks

Razer: journalism is not a crime! Except, you know, when WikiLeaks does it.

February 20, 2018 21

"An apparently unpleasant WikiLeaks journalist detained in a place we quite fancy? He can rot." So goes the thinking of the many who once proclaimed "journalism is not a crime".

Razer: true reporters, like the late Robert Parry, strive to be despised

February 8, 2018 13

Robert Parry, the reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra affair, showed us that journalism at its best is not a popularity contest with the powerful.

Did the ABC and Fairfax just kowtow to our bumbling, repressive government?

February 5, 2018 33

The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of Fire and Fury

January 15, 2018 31

WikiLeaks' mission of speaking truth to power seems to have turned into something much more petty and vindictive.

Rundle: Fairfax smells a WikiLeaks conspiracy in Catalan referendum, surprise, surprise

September 29, 2017 1

STOP PRESS! WikiLeaks has run a campaign on Catalan independence, at a crucial point ... just as it has run campaigns during other elections and referendums.

Wolf: Assange is a feminist-baiting techbro douchebag (and I’m done with his bullshit)

September 5, 2017 24

Look, you may ask why on earth I’d care what some silly man stuck in an Ecuadorean embassy has to say about women’s rights, but once upon a time I was a rather strident supporter of WikiLeaks, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.

Razer: criticising Assange for his admittedly shit takes on feminism misses the point

September 5, 2017 38

It is true that Assange has lately shown himself to be an unscholarly, unverified baby about the matter of my sex. But for Christ's sake, there's more important things happening here.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

August 18, 2017 20

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

May 23, 2017 8

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

Swedish prosecutors dump case against Julian Assange

May 19, 2017 3

Finally forced to interview Julian Assange over sexual assault claims, Swedish prosecutors have abandoned their pursuit of the Australian publisher.