On The Listening Post this week: Journalism on trial – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces extradition after arrest in London. Plus, the journalists who exposed Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.

Under arrest: The future of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Six years, nine months, three weeks, two days after taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, the impasse was broken when Julian Assange was dragged out of the building by British police in response to an extradition request from the United States.

When it comes to media personalities and stories about the news and journalism, there are few that come to mind that are bigger than Assange and WikiLeaks.

Assange stands charged with “a conspiracy to commit computer intrusion,” and his extradition could have wider implications for journalists in the digital age.

The Listening Post sits down with WikiLeaks Editor Kristinn Hrafnsson to discuss what’s at stake for the media and Assange’s chances of getting a fair trial.


By Kristinn Hrafnsson – Wikileaks Editor

Source: Al Jazeera