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Dec 4 2013

Alec J Ross – My Media World Today And What I Would Like To Change About It

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Alec J Ross was Hillary Clinton’s digital advisor when she was US Secretary of State. He advised on the 21st Century Statecraft programme that saw the US diplomatic service take to social media and millions of dollars go to media … Continue reading

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Dec 2 2013

Who Has The Power In The Information Age?

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Edward Snowden. Chelsea Manning. Espionage and government secrets. Wikileaks and Julian Assange. In the wake of the NSA scandal, everybody is worried about surveillance – are we living in a world where Big Brother is tracking our data, our movements, … Continue reading

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Jul 24 2013

How Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Lost (Control Of) The Plot

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Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have tried to disrupt the official American version of reality so perhaps it’s a kind of poetic justice for a Hollywood studio to tell the story of WikiLeaks itself. The whistleblowers’ website told the public things that … Continue reading

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Sep 17 2012

Society, ownership and networked journalism: Polis at the PICNIC in Amsterdam

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These are the notes from my talk to the PICNIC festival in Amsterdam. You can watch video of my talk and the subsequent debate with Storyful’s David Clinch on the European Journalism Centre’s website. The slides are on Slideshare. David Clinch from … Continue reading

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Aug 24 2012

Why Doesn’t Julian Assange Leave WikiLeaks?

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If the Swedish legal pursuit of Julian Assange is, as he seems to suggest, part of an assault on WikiLeaks, why doesn’t he simply separate himself from the organisation for a while? WikiLeaks has millions of supporters around the world, … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2012

Fly Me To Cuba (I mean Ecuador)! Julian Assange hijacks WikiLeaks

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Call me a contrarian, but I don’t entirely like the way that critics of Julian Assange have seized on his move from a manor house in Norfolk to the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge. OK. Let’s look at the charges gleefully … Continue reading

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May 21 2012

Answering questions about WikiLeaks [video]

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Click here or on the photo to watch me answering questions about my book on WikiLeaks – video produced by Polity, my publishers. It’s a neat precis of the book that answers the key questions most people ask about WikiLeaks.

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May 16 2012

Jason Russell and Julian Assange: Heralds of the Age of Uncertainty?”

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This article is made up of notes for a talk at the University of Southern California conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the joint two-year MSc degree in Global Communications with the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2012

Wikileaks: Lessons for Media Policy and Regulation

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WikiLeaks has achieved the publication of the biggest leak of confidential information in journalism history. The Afghan, Iraq, and Diplomatic cable disclosures were on an unprecedented scale and extent. While the information they contained was not of the highest security … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2012

WikiLeaks: Back In Business

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Just a quick note on the latest WikiLeak release. It’s far too early to judge the significance of the content but it’s interesting to see how the organisation is shaping up. This appears to be something of a return to … Continue reading

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