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U.S. Efforts to Extradite Julian Assange

U.S. authorities are seeking to extradite Julian, setting up a crucial hearing September 7 in London. Julian’s team is fighting extradition. Learn more about Julian’s situation and the charges he faces.

Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy

For seven years, Julian lived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London under the protection of the Ecuadorian government. Learn more about why Julian sought asylum, the facts behind Ecuador’s assistance, and why Julian left the embassy in 2019.


WikiLeaks and Journalism

The emergence of WikiLeaks signaled a sea change in journalistic practices. But these changes have raised questions about how journalism should be defined. Learn more about what WikiLeaks means to contemporary journalism and how Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S. would impact journalists around the world.


WikiLeaks and the 2016 Election

Stories published by WikiLeaks and other outlets made waves during the 2016 U.S. election. Major investigations have explored how these stories emerged and what role WikiLeaks played in the news-gathering process. Learn more about the leaks behind these stories, how WikiLeaks interacted with its sources, and the principles journalists relied on in deciding what and when to publish.


WikiLeaks and Russia

As the U.S. grapples with concerns over Russian government meddling in the 2016 elections, some have raised questions about pro-Russian hackers using WikiLeaks to further their ends. Learn more about possible Russian involvement in the DNC leaks and rumors of a relationship between Russia and WikiLeaks.


Julian Assange and Sweden Accusations

Julian was the subject of accusations in Sweden 10 years ago, which set in motion a series of events as he sought to avoid extradition to the U.S. Learn more about how these charges were investigated and dropped, and how Julian dealt with the charges.