Latest Julian Assange News

Edward Snowden Talks Surveillance And Disclosure At Sxsw

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th March 2014

SXSW isn’t just about music; it’s a cultural hub for forward-minded individuals, giving them the chance to converge and share ideas and experiences. Today (moments ago, in fact, depending on when you’re reading this) the...

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A Week In News: Miley On Snl, Gravity Storms Box-office And Tom Hanks's Diabetes

By Michael West | 10th October 2013

Miley's Homecoming: Miley Cyrus made her triumphant return to Saturday Night Live on Sunday and, hey, what do you know, the reviews were actually pretty good. She clearly had plenty of material to work with,...

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Was Julian Assange Right About Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Fifth Estate'?

By Michael West | 10th October 2013

Julian Assange has become pretty annoying. There was a period when the WikiLeaks founder was an intriguing guy. People started calling him a rock and roll star. Now, he's holed away in the Ecuadorean embassy,...

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Benedict Cumberbatch's "Message From Assange," An Eerily Terrifying Warning

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2013

Full of ominous phrases, like “You should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise,” Julian Assange’s email to Benedict Cumberbatch has been released, showing the extent to which the WikiLeaks founder attempted to halt production of...

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Critics Don't Know What To Make Of "The Fifth Estate," Benedict Cumberbatch Calls It "A Celebration" Of Julian Assange's Work

By Victoria Pavlova | 8th September 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch has a lot of respect for Julian Assange and believes his portrayal of the WikiLeaks founder in the upcoming film The Fifth Estate to be a celebration of Assange’s work. Even so, Assange...

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"Go Photograph Egypt" - Benedict Cumberbatch To The Paps

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd August 2013

He’s had enough, but instead of threatening to beat them up, like certain stars do (ahem, Justin Bieber and Kanye West), Benedict Cumberbatch sent out his own style of message to the photographers desperately...

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The Fifth Estate And We Steal Secrets - Why Does Assange Dislike Both Of Them?

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th July 2013

Cinematic adaptations of the WikiLeaks story were only a matter of time, but for those deeply intrigued by the events that surrounded the website and its whistleblowing founder, to have two in close proximity gives...

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The Fifth Estate: Wikileaks Thriller Starring Cumberbatch As Assange [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th July 2013

The Fifth Estate – the WikiLeaks movie already denounced by Julian Assange himself – has its first trailer, in which we see Benedict Cumberbatch star as the founder of the controversial website. The film "traces...

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Pacific Rim Now Out In Cinemas, But What Other Films Have Been Released Today?

By Lauren James | 12th July 2013

Friday 12th July has been quite the launchpad for a host of new and exciting films, showcasing the genre spectrum. From action blockbusters to indies, political thrillers to kids animation films, there'll be something to...

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How Julian Assange's $1m Request Drove Alex Gibney Away

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th July 2013

Alex Gibney is one of his generation’s finest documentary makers, and amidst the flurry of WikiLeaks films, documentaries and books that are set to document the very real thriller that is Julian Assange’s life, he...

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'We Steal Secrets,' Wikileaks Documentary Lacks The Support Of Julian Assange

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th July 2013

It was only a matter of time before the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks got adapted for the big screen. The idea of one man taking on the world’s government with the aid of...

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Without Assange's Blessing, 'Wikileaks: We Steal Secrets' Rolls Out In Theaters

By Michael West | 24th May 2013

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has returned with no-holds-bared look at WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website run by enigmatic Australian internet activist Julian Assange. The site's mandate involved publishing top-secret...

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Oliver Stone Meets Julian Assange, Then Attacks Wikileaks Movies

By Michael West | 11th April 2013

Never far from controversy, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has conveniently attacked two forthcoming movies about Julian Assange after meeting the Wikileaks founder at the Ecudorian embassy in London last week. Stone tweeted a picture of...

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'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks' Shows The Real Julian Assange? (Trailer)

By Michael West | 4th April 2013

Directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks' tells the story of the real intentions of the whistleblowing website and the various moral issues surrounding it. However, it focuses...

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Julian Assange Denounces Wikileaks Movie, The Fifth Estate, As "Lie Upon Lie"

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th January 2013

The Fifth Estate - due to be released in November - "traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks," say the film's...

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange In Wikileaks Movie (Photo)

By Michael West | 23rd January 2013

It looks as though producers working on the forthcoming WikiLeaks movie The Fifth Estate have well and truly nailed the casting process. Based on the book by Guardian writers David Leigh and Luke Harding, the...

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Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Sees First Light

By Lorna Greville  | 22nd January 2013

The contemporary social biopic has dug a niche for itself in popular cinema, spearheaded lately by such movies as The Social Network. They examine the lives of those who have been influential in contemporary history,...

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Surprise Visitor At Ecuadorian Embassy As Lady Gaga Meets Julian Assange

By Contributor | 10th October 2012

Lady Gaga has apparently been to visit the controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Gaga sure is having an eventful of it whilst in Europe; she recently threw up whilst...

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Julian Assange Gets Surprise Visit From Lady Gaga At Ecuadorian Embassy In London

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2012

Julian Assange received an unlikely visitor in the form of Lady Gaga whilst holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, as he attempts to avoid extradition to Sweden, reports The Telegraph.No one really knows what the...

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Lady Gaga And Julian Assange Dine In London

By Michael West | 10th October 2012

Never one to fear publicity, nor controversy, Lady Gaga popped into the Ecuadorian embassy for dinner with Julian Assange this week. It is at the embassy, which is next door to Harrods, where Gaga...

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