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October 25, 2011 | By Mark Seibel, McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON - Nearly two months after it made public its entire unredacted file of purloined U.S. State Department cables, WikiLeaks announced Monday that it was suspending "publishing operations" to concentrate on raising money to keep the website in business. The announcement left in doubt the future not just of WikiLeaks but also of what had been thought of as a new style of journalism that would allow would-be whistle-blowers to leak documents electronically - without the risk of having to reveal their identity to anyone.
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August 18, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
Even as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has granted interviews to major media outlets in connection with his organization's release of Hillary Clinton's emails, his fugitive status has been virtually ignored. He fled Sweden for England before authorities could interview him (Swedish law does not allow charges to be filed without such an interview). He fought extradition in England's court system, and, when he lost, he ran to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
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August 1, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Thus far, the presidential campaign has been a summer beach read of the kind you'd see generated from the pen of Lisa Scottoline, Nicholas Sparks, or Jennifer Weiner. It's had conflict, dishonesty, backstabbing, fashion, and, while thus far lacking a sexual theme, did have a debate over the size of a candidate's manhood. But now we're about to change genres into spycraft and political espionage of the type we'd expect from Nelson DeMille, Tom Clancy, or Ken Follett. Ever since Henry Kissinger said "peace is at hand" in the waning days of the 1972 election, virtually every presidential campaign has raised the prospect of another October surprise.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
Reason to fear extradition Julian Assange is rightly concerned that extradition to Sweden is the first step in an extradition to the United States ("Assange extradition not about freedom of speech," Sunday). Neither Sweden nor Britain is willing to guarantee that an extradition to the United States will not happen, although either could easily do so. The United States has already drawn up an indictment against Assange, so obviously it intends to prosecute if possible, even though Assange was not in the United States when he leaked the documents, and is not a U.S. citizen.
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January 26, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THINK OF IT AS "Late Show with David Letterman ," except with nuclear codes. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 's new TV talk show has found a home on RT, the Kremlin-funded English-language TV station often critical of U.S. policy. RT television announced yesterday that it will air Assange's series of 10 interviews with what it described as "key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries - figures who in the author's opinion will be shaping the political agenda of tomorrow.
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July 1, 2013 | By Josh Lederman and Diego Torres, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Vice President Biden has asked Ecuador to turn down an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the country's president said Saturday. Rafael Correa, in a weekly television address, offered little sympathy for the Obama administration's view that Snowden is a criminal who should be swiftly returned to the United States. At the same time, he vowed to seek American input on any asylum request and suggested Snowden will have to answer for his actions.
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June 30, 2012 | By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks website angered American officials by releasing official U.S. documents, on Thursday received a letter demanding his presence at a London police station the following day to begin the process of extradition. Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London last week, seeking political asylum in a last-ditch attempt to evade extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on charges of rape and sexual assault. The 40-year-old Australian was first arrested in London in December 2010 at the request of Swedish prosecutors asking to question him on allegations of sexual abuse committed in Sweden the previous August.
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October 14, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
TORONTO - Over the last year, between work on the multitude of films and TV series Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be involved in ( 12 Years a Slave ; August: Osage County , showing Saturday at the Philadelphia Film Festival; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ; Sherlock ), the British actor would find himself, now and then, walking along Hans Crescent in the Knightsbridge section of London. He would pass the Embassy of Ecuador, not far from the fabled Harrods department store, and think about dropping in. Why not?
NEWS
August 27, 2012
As much as Julian Assange would like the world to think his plight is all about freedom of speech, it isn't. It's not about taking sides on how WikiLeaks has been disclosing the contents of secret documents. That's important. But it doesn't mean Assange should be allowed to manipulate the issue to avoid facing rape charges. The founder of WikiLeaks has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London, trying to avoid extradition to Sweden now that the British courts have ruled he should face accusations of rape and sexual molestation there.
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January 22, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Think Jack Bauer is done saving the world - and using neato enhanced interrogation techniques in the process? Think again, evildoers! Kiefer Sutherland tells Extra that filming will begin on a feature-film version of 24 in eight months. Sutherland will next join Chris Noth in a Broadway revival of That Championship Season . Not ready to retire Robert Redford , 74, says it's increasingly difficult for artists keep out of the limelight. "When I got into the business, I had this naïve idea that I'd let my work speak for me," he tells AARP The Magazine.
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August 18, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
Even as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has granted interviews to major media outlets in connection with his organization's release of Hillary Clinton's emails, his fugitive status has been virtually ignored. He fled Sweden for England before authorities could interview him (Swedish law does not allow charges to be filed without such an interview). He fought extradition in England's court system, and, when he lost, he ran to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Thus far, the presidential campaign has been a summer beach read of the kind you'd see generated from the pen of Lisa Scottoline, Nicholas Sparks, or Jennifer Weiner. It's had conflict, dishonesty, backstabbing, fashion, and, while thus far lacking a sexual theme, did have a debate over the size of a candidate's manhood. But now we're about to change genres into spycraft and political espionage of the type we'd expect from Nelson DeMille, Tom Clancy, or Ken Follett. Ever since Henry Kissinger said "peace is at hand" in the waning days of the 1972 election, virtually every presidential campaign has raised the prospect of another October surprise.
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March 7, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the next 10 days on the Internet, one four-letter word will be difficult to avoid: SXSW . That's because the South by Southwest Conference is getting underway in Austin, Texas, with the gathering's interactive and film portions starting in earnest tomorrow, followed by the annual music festival, which will crank up the volume starting Wednesday. The streets will be most crowded during the music fest, when more than 2,000 acts - from big names such as Coldplay and Cee-Lo Green to up-and-comers such as Philadelphia's Chill Moody and Low Cut Connie - descend on the Lone Star State's capital city.
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October 18, 2013 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
AS JOURNALISM tries to re-create itself as a viable institution in the age of the Internet, nowhere has the battle between its traditional values and the changes forced on it by technology been as clear-cut as in the case of WikiLeaks and its charismatic founder, Julian Assange. In "The Fifth Estate," director Bill Condon and screenwriter Josh Singer attempt to explore the psychological making of Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his relationship with his Wiki right hand, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl)
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October 14, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
TORONTO - Over the last year, between work on the multitude of films and TV series Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be involved in ( 12 Years a Slave ; August: Osage County , showing Saturday at the Philadelphia Film Festival; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ; Sherlock ), the British actor would find himself, now and then, walking along Hans Crescent in the Knightsbridge section of London. He would pass the Embassy of Ecuador, not far from the fabled Harrods department store, and think about dropping in. Why not?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The Toronto International Film Festival will open with the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate and showcase the much-anticipated adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County . The festival, which runs Sept. 5-15, has long been a launching pad for Hollywood's fall season and Oscar contenders. This year's lineup, much of which was announced Tuesday, features films starring George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth, and Nicole Kidman.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Josh Lederman and Diego Torres, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Vice President Biden has asked Ecuador to turn down an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the country's president said Saturday. Rafael Correa, in a weekly television address, offered little sympathy for the Obama administration's view that Snowden is a criminal who should be swiftly returned to the United States. At the same time, he vowed to seek American input on any asylum request and suggested Snowden will have to answer for his actions.
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June 28, 2013 | By Maria Danilova and Sean Yoong, Associated Press
MOSCOW - Moscow's main airport swarmed with media from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden - was nowhere to be seen. The mystery of the former spy's whereabouts only deepened a day after President Vladimir Putin said Snowden was in the transit area of Sheremetyevo Airport. In the airport were ordinary scenes of duty-free shopping, snoozing travelers, and tourists sipping coffee, but no trace of America's most famous fugitive.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Kathy Lally and Anthony Faiola, Washington Post
MOSCOW - Edward Snowden, sought on espionage charges after bringing secret U.S. surveillance programs to light, receded still further into the shadows Monday as the United States strenuously called on Russia to turn him over for prosecution. Snowden, 30, a former government contractor who has not been seen in public since he was said to have arrived in Moscow on Sunday after slipping out of Hong Kong, set off a flurry of diplomatic activity around the globe as frustrated U.S. officials tried to interrupt his flight to asylum.
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January 25, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE BEYONCE lip-synching controversy shouldn't be a controversy at all, according to Philly girl Eve . "Why are people making such a big deal out of it?" she said to our colleague Jenice Armstrong. " At this point, if you need to question this girl's talent, you should just stop. You should really just never listen to music. We all know the girl can sing. We all know she's a perfectionist. " Eve, who recently agreed to be a spokeswoman for the Philly-based Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentoring organization, added that "this was a huge moment in history for America and for her. Why not dot all the i's and cross the t's when you know that at any drop of a dime, if somebody asks you to blow, you can blow.
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