Inside Story – Wikileaks still relevant?

It was once celebrated as a champion of transparency. But now, ten years old, Wikileaks has lost a lot of friends.

The whistleblowing website serves as the world’s best-known source for leaked government and intelligence information.

It’s exposed corruption and misuse of power in many countries, including the US.

But Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has become increasingly controversial over the past ten years.

Critics say his site is manipulated by politicians.

And that the way it releases classified documents is irresponsible.

Assange has been hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid possible extradition to Sweden where he faces questions over allegations of sexual assault.

So, what’s been the impact of WikiLeaks? and is it still relevant?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests:

Sarah Harrison – Editor at WikiLeaks and close adviser to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

J.D. Gordon – Former spokesman for the Pentagon and a national security adviser for Donald Trump’s campaign.

Alan Jones – Journalist with the Press Association.

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