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WikiLeaks recognised as a 'media organisation' by UK tribunal

WikiLeaks recognised as a 'media organisation' by UK tribunal | 14 Dec 2017 | A British tribunal has recognised Julian Assange's WikiLeaks as a "media organisation", a point of contention with the United States, which is seeking to prosecute him and disputes his journalistic credentials. The issue of whether Assange is a journalist and publisher would almost certainly be one of the main battlegrounds in the event of the US seeking his extradition from the UK. The definition of WikiLeaks by the information tribunal, which is roughly equivalent to a court, could help Assange's defence against extradition on press freedom grounds. The US has been considering prosecution of Assange since 2010 when WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of confidential US defence and diplomatic documents.