TEDGlobal 2010

Why the world needs WikiLeaks: Julian Assange on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:34)


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Comments (7)

  • commented on Apr 22 2011

    I’m writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: http://www.kwiksurveys.com/?s=ILLLML_9669e09d. Would be great if you would encourage others to do the survey also.

  • Doaa Saif commented on Dec 4 2010

    i don’t get why people so disturbed about this leaks, the victims need someone to speak for them to make them be heard

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  • Rei Ayanami commented on Jul 20 2010

    is it just me or does Assange look and sound fake? I meant in a way to disguise himself from the secret agencies trying to get him lol

  • Ryan DuncAN commented on Jul 19 2010

    I hate wikileaks… they let out secrets or traditions of organizations that shouldn’t be out there…

    • George Cantrell commented on Jul 19 2010

      Many of us would like to know these so-called secrets and traditions. One benefit of getting the truth is the dispelling of rumors.

    • Doaa Saif commented on Dec 4 2010

      what do u mean? the so-called traditions is more important than the victims?