Julian Assange has been labelled one of the most dangerous men on earth. With the most comprehensive archive of background reports in the world, we get right inside the guarded world of the whistle-blower.
"We want to create a system where there is guaranteed free press across the world...", enthuses Assange. Yet critics call the actions of the whistle-blower 'activism' not journalism, arguing that his releases are 'agenda-driven' and 'reckless'. Shaking off claims that he is endangering lives, Assange and his nomadic team may be staying on the move, but they don't intend to stay in hiding. Fly-on-the-wall reporting reveals a quietly determined man on a mission.Whether he is to be condemned or congratulated, Assange is adamant that "the true nature of this world is being revealed", and with more releases yet to come his message is clear: "stay tuned".
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Entrevista com Julian Assange na conferência TED em 2010.
Em alta resolução com legenda em português.
Tema: Importância do Wikileaks.
Oslo Freedom Forum
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stunned the world this week when he leaked more than 90,000 secret Afghan war files.
Dateline's Mark Davis was filming as Assange prepared to release his massive cache of highly classified US documents and as he weathered the media storm that followed.
The documents reveal hundreds of civilian casualties, secret hit squads to track and kill Taliban leaders, a steep increase in Taliban attacks, and collusion between Pakistan's intelligence service and the Taliban leadership.
Davis first connected with the mysterious whistleblower in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Australia for a story broadcast in May, called The Whistleblower.
This time he has been filming in London where Assange was working with journalists from The Guardian, The New York Times and Germany's Der Spiegel.
The release of the documents has rocked the White House and drawn comment from Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Some of the classified reports refer to Australia's military operations in Afghanistan.
In a move that will further shake governments and top military brass around the world, WikiLeaks says they have delayed the release of a further 15,000 reports, but these will eventually be released in full.