Codepunk 046: WikiLeaks and Guerilla Journalism
With the recent news of Julian Assange's arrest and potential extradition, we take a look back at the history of WikiLeaks, the importance of journalism to democracy, and how whistle-blowing helps to keep governments in check.
In this episode, we further discuss cryptography as it relates to guerilla journalism, and how Assange was a cypherpunk prior to coming to greater fame through WikiLeaks.
What about the unsavory elements of Assange's character? What happens when your self and your persona merge? We take a look at the gray areas of Assange and WikiLeaks to paint a fuller picture.
(Photo by Wikileaks Mobile Information Collection Unit)