Interview with Julian Assange

By: Joeli Prieto

On January 30, 2011 Steve Kroft interviewed Julian Assange the creator of a website called WikiLeaks.  The site has recently gotten a lot of attention because of all the confidential and controversial documents the site has released. According to the 60 Minutes interview Assange is currently under house arrest for alleged sexual assault, which Assange says is simply part of some people’s plan to bring him down.

The US government is one of the big groups who want to charge Assange with espionage.  When Kroft asked Assange is he thought WikiLeaks was going against the American way, Assange quickly responded with “No”. Assange said that if anything he was supporting the First Amendment. Assange continue to say that if there were limits on the things that get published then that would be going against the American way because it would be taking away from freedom of speech.

When Assange was asked if he considered himself an activist, which is seen as something negative by Americans, Assange said that he would call himself a “free press activist.” Assange went on to explain that he believes in giving people the raw information and letting them decide for themselves what they thought about it.

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Published in: on February 3, 2011 at 4:49 am  Leave a Comment  

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