Russiagate and the Clinton emails

Wednesday 17 January 2018
Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, is no stranger to controversy.

The technology platform shot to prominence in 2010 with the diplomatic cables, widely viewed as a watershed for accountability and human rights. More recently, Hillary Clinton described Assange as a 'tool of Russian intelligence' following her electoral defeat to Donald Trump.

Speaking exclusively to the IBA, Assange defends the decision to leak thousands of Clinton's private emails ahead of the US presidential elections, and argues that state hacking is commonplace in the political process.

He also attacks the corrosive nature of mainstream media reporting, and explains why all judicial systems have their breaking point.