- November 13, 2012
The tax authority in the city-state of Hamburg is suddenly playing an important role in determining the future of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. By revoking the tax-exempt status of the site's main financial supporter in Germany for the 2010 calendar year, the authority could place a further strain on the organization's future. By Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... [ Forum ]
Der Enthüller will sich bedeckt halten: Julian Assange hat Festival-Betreibern mit einer Klage gedroht, falls sie eine vermeintlich einseitige Dokumentation über WikiLeaks zeigen sollten - vergeblich. Auch die britische Medienaufsicht weist Vorwürfe Assanges gegen die Filmemacher zurück. mehr...
- August 17, 2012
Ecuador may have granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum, but it seems unlikely that he will ever make it to the South American country. More to the point, say German commentators, is the fact that both Ecuador and Britain have granted Assange an even larger soap box. more...
- August 16, 2012
Ecuador on Thursday said it would grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country's embassy in London for weeks now. Britain says it still intends to extradite the whistleblower to Sweden, where he faces questioning over allegations of sexual offenses. more... [ Forum ]
- January 10, 2012
A group of online activists associated with the loose-knit hacker collective Anonymous has set its sights on Germany's far-right scene. But its method of publishing private information in its raw form, creating the potential for further abuse, has drawn criticism from both its supporters and targets. By Marcel Rosenbach more... [ Video | Forum ]
- December 15, 2011
For some, Bradley Manning is a hero. Others feel that the US soldier, who is accused of providing secret documents to WikiLeaks, is a traitor and a threat to American security. The military proceedings against him, which begin Friday, are likely to end in a guilty verdict. By Marcel Rosenbach and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... [ Forum ]
- November 02, 2011
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost his appeal in London on Wednesday against extradition to Sweden, where he faces rape and sexual assault charges. He has one more court of appeal at his disposal, but the web activist faces a high probability of rejection. more...
- September 02, 2011
The release of the complete archive of unredacted US State Department diplomatic cables has been condemned by WikiLeaks' previous media partners and has drawn strong criticism from editorialists at major German publications. Some accuse Julian Assange of abusing his power. more...
- September 01, 2011
Some 250,000 diplomatic dispatches from the US State Department have accidentally been made completely public. The files include the names of informants who now must fear for their lives. It is the result of a series of blunders by WikiLeaks and its supporters. By Christian Stöcker more...
- August 29, 2011
A WikiLeaks file containing the original leaked US State Department cables has inadvertently been released onto the Internet. The documents have not been edited to protect sources, meaning that the lives of informants could be at risk. more...