The Aussie who’s changing the world of whistleblowers

In the past year and a half, Australian-born Julian Assange and his band of online dissidents have helped swing the Kenyan Presidential election, embarrassed the US Government and sparked international scandal.

His site, Wikileaks, provides a safe haven for whistleblowers to anonymously upload confidential documents and, after 18 months of operation, Assange says no source has ever been exposed and no document – now over 1.2 million and counting – has ever been censored or removed.

Now, the site is expanding its focus from oppressive regimes and shady corporate dealings to religion and even the cult of celebrity.

Recently published documents include an early version of the movie script for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wesley Snipes’s tax bill and documents from the Church of Scientology and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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