What should we think about Julian Assange?


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When Wikileaks released classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010, it and its founder Julian Assange became world famous. Many people see him as a hero, calling out the powerful and confronting them with their crimes. But the US government has accused him of stealing state secrets and hacking into its computers, and over the years rape allegations – which he denies - and Wikileaks’ actions around the 2016 US election have painted Assange as an increasingly complex figure. BBC producer Katie Silver joins us to trace the story of Julian Assange, and to try and work out what we should think about him. Producer: Harriet Noble Mixed by Nicolas Raufast Editor: John Shields Vote for Beyond Today at the British Podcast Awards! https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

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