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Julian Assange

Julian Assange

Julian Assange is a well-known Australian journalist, political activist, and publisher who is best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. Born in 1971 in Townsville, Queensland, Julian spent much of his early life traveling with his parents and attending various schools in Australia and abroad.

Julian began his career as a computer programmer, before becoming involved in activism and journalism in the 1990s. In 2006, he founded WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing classified and confidential information from anonymous sources. Since then, WikiLeaks has become one of the most influential and controversial organizations in the world, releasing a massive amount of classified government and corporate documents, including the infamous "Cablegate" leak in 2010.

Julian has been recognized for his work as a journalist and publisher, receiving awards and nominations from organizations such as the Sydney Peace Foundation, the Economist, and Time magazine. He has also been the subject of numerous documentaries and books, including his own memoir, "When Google Met WikiLeaks."

Despite facing legal challenges and criticism from governments and other organizations around the world, Julian remains committed to his work at WikiLeaks and to the principles of transparency, accountability, and free speech. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and controversial figures in modern journalism and politics.

In his personal life, Julian is known for his interest in technology, philosophy, and politics. He has been a vocal advocate for a free and open internet and for the protection of whistleblowers and journalists. He currently resides in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been granted asylum since 2012.

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