Help Us Cover the Julian Assange Story

With corporate media largely abandoning the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher, Consortium News has been in the forefront of chronicling his plight. But we can’t do it without you. 

Except for a brief moment after his dramatic arrest in 2019, the mainstream media has abandoned Julian Assange. They do this at their own peril.   

That’s because the arrest and espionage indictment of Assange for practicing journalism is a danger to all journalists everywhere.

Consortium News started covering the Assange case on Dec. 16, 2010 with an article by founding editor Robert Parry, one of the leading investigative reporters of his generation. Bob argued that Assange was practicing journalism in the exact way that he did.   He wrote: 

“… the process for reporters obtaining classified information about crimes of state most often involves a journalist persuading some government official to break the law either by turning over classified documents or at least by talking about the secret information. There is almost always some level of ‘conspiracy’ between reporter and source.

Though some elements of this suspected Assange-Manning collaboration may be technically unique because of the Internet’s role – and that may be a relief to more traditional news organizations like the Times which has published some of the WikiLeaks documents – the underlying reality is that what WikiLeaks has done is essentially “the same wine” of investigative journalism in ‘a new bottle’ of the Internet.

By shunning WikiLeaks as some deviant journalistic hybrid, mainstream U.S. news outlets may breathe easier now but may find themselves caught up in a new legal precedent that could be applied to them later.”

Since that first article, Consortium News has published 580 articles and more than 200 videos on Assange and WikiLeaks. That’s because this website has recognized the historic importance of the case against Assange, which has justly been compared to the trials of John Peter Zenger and Alfred Dreyfus.

Our Assange coverage has not just scratched the surface, but has dug deeply into the meaning of the case, legally, politically and historically.  CN was inside the London courtroom for the February 2020 start of Assange’s extradition hearing, and had remote video access to every part of the legal process since, bringing you daily print and video reports and special editions of CN Live!

We will continue this in-depth coverage of Assange’s ongoing extradition ordeal. 

After losing a U.S. appeal in the High Court and having had the U.K. Supreme Court refuse to hear his case, Assange has applied to the High Court to appeal the British home secretary’s decision to sign his extradition order. Assange has also launched a cross appeal on the points he lost in the lower court.

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3 comments for “Help Us Cover the Julian Assange Story

  1. September 20, 2022 at 02:05

    Melbourne protestors demand that the next four-day sitting of the Australian Parliament, from Friday 23 September, debate Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s failure to make the UK end its illegal imprisonment and torture of Julian Assange.
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  2. Em
    September 16, 2022 at 13:50

    What good will it do, at this point along the trajectory, to help ‘exhume’, for further dissection, the most egregious, the most heinous crime against a journalists publications that uncovered the clandestine criminality of the powers-that-be; which they intend, at all costs, to be kept buried forever, in an unmarked grave.
    The only option left and still available, for this national undermining of an unadulterated tyrannical plutocratic system, is a radical, in the streets, challenge to its malevolence.
    The reason this has not, and will not occur, is because ‘the body politic’ knows what absolute powers’ response will be. The thought of the bloodletting that will be carried out on behalf of the corporate state apparatus is too terrifying to even contemplate!
    War of a government against its people is unthinkable, only by delusional Americans. These are situations which only occur in anti-democratic states, therefore it could never happen in the U.S.
    Only with a majority of delusion-proof American minds might the course of these treasonable systemic actions, already long in motion, be corrected, and those supposedly working for the national security interests of all, be brought into the light of justice.
    This hegemonic authority has already been at it for 15 years, in the fraudulent case brought against Julian Assange!
    Countries’ governments may be overthrown, and millions of its souls killed off in the process, but the country’s culture will live on. It will NOT die simply because the U.S. greed system does not approve of its form.
    The lives of individual human beings’ life spans, on the other hand, are terminally shorter.
    Islam believes that martyrs live on, while Christianity believes that only their pre-selected, unelected heroes do, and what’s more, that only their descendants are entitled to live off their ill-gotten gains, for eternity, in their American heaven on earth.
    IMO, being depressed is a rational affect, in response to the effects that malice brings about!

  3. Templar
    September 14, 2022 at 22:16

    Didn’t the New York Times and the Guardian publish what Julian Assange is accused of releasing i.e. documents that exposed US war crimes and human rights violations? Both newspapers got a free pass! Where is equality before the law?

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