Sweden denies residence to WikiLeaks boss

Sweden denies residence to WikiLeaks boss

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sweden has denied a residence permit to the founder of the whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks, the government said Monday.
WikiLeaks says U.S. pressured fundraiser

WikiLeaks says U.S. pressured fundraiser

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The founder of WikiLeaks says he suspects the United States is behind his controversial Web site being dropped by its fundraising company.

Assange wants to change Swedish lawyers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, facing molestation and sexual assault charges in Sweden, told a Stockholm court Tuesday he wants to change lawyers.

WikiLeaks founder laying low

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Swedish authorities say they aren't buying a lawyers claim that he doesn't know where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is these days.
Rape probe of WikiLeaks founder reopened

Rape probe of WikiLeaks founder reopened

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An investigation into rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be reopened, a Swedish prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Wikileak's editor: don't know why accused

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Julian Assange, the editor of a government whistle-blower web site, said Thursday Swedish authorities haven't given him details of why he was charged.
Sweden drops WikiLeaks rape warrant

Sweden drops WikiLeaks rape warrant

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Swedish prosecutors said Saturday they had withdrawn an arrest warrant for the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks Web site.

WikiLeaks to shift base to friendly Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The founder of WikiLeaks says he will seek a publishing license for his controversial operation in Sweden where whistleblower protections are strong.
WikiLeaks founder not being investigated

WikiLeaks founder not being investigated

MELBOURNE, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The United States has not asked for a criminal investigation of the man responsible for publishing secret military files on the Internet, an official says.

Founder defends Wikileaks release

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- The founder of Wikileaks said in London Monday the decision to post more than 75,000 documents on the Afghan war was to give a complete picture of the war.

Whistle-blower site plans release

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- A whistle-blower site says it plans to release documents and combat footage of a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of Afghan civilians near Garani in 2009.

Iceland may become investigative haven

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Wikileaks hopes to convert Iceland into a friendly home for investigative journalists with laws friendly to whistleblowers, its editor says.
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Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media after losing his final appeal against extradition to Sweden on rape charges at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on November 02 2011. UPI/Hugo Philpott

Julian Paul Assange ( /əˈsɒnʒ/ ə-sonzh; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian publisher, journalist, computer programmer and Internet activist. He is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website and conduit for worldwide news leaks, with the stated purpose of creating open governments. Assange was a hacker in his youth, before becoming a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship and investigative journalism.

Assange serves on the WikiLeaks advisory board. WikiLeaks has published material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, toxic waste dumping in Côte d'Ivoire, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, WikiLeaks published Iraq War documents and Afghan War documents about American involvement in the wars, some of which was classified material. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five international print media partners (Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and El País) began publishing U.S. diplomatic cables.

Assange received a number of awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya and Readers' Choice for TIME magazine's 2010 Person of the Year.

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