Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Julian Assange (WikiLeaks) given peace prize

I am SO happy that I just had to write about this!!!

Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, has been awarded an award “for exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights”. 

The Sydney Peace Foundation said that it was making the award to recognise Mr Assange in recognition of the need “for greater transparency and accountability of governments”.

WikiLeaks has caused controversy over the past year by releasing secret US Government documents including reports about detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.

Assange says “With WikiLeaks we are all engaged in a struggle, a generational struggle for a proposition that citizens have a right and a duty to scrutinise the state."

I couldn't have said it better myself!

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