This trial is worth watching because of the implications for whistleblowers and the US journalistic organisations that rely on government insiders, so that Americans know what the government is doing in their name. The case also has ramifications for Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor and source of the recent Guardian stories on US intelligence agencies and their surveillance capabilities, that may well extend to the phone records of just about every American, as well as their online correspondence. Snowden is already undergoing the same kind of trial by media that Manning received before getting to court.
The man behind WikiLeaks says his website's revelations are just the tip of the iceberg. In an exclusive interview with RT, Julian Assange said it is only a matter of time before more damaging information becomes known
In the early 1990s University of Melbourne journalist and media scholar Suelette Dreyfus was part of the Australian hacker underground which included - known by the name 'Mendax' - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Admire him or revile him, WikiLeaks Julian Assange is the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency, the leader of an organization devoted to divulging the world s secrets using technology unimagined a generation ago.