New Matilda recently published a comment piece by Dr Johan Lidberg, Senior Lecturer in journalism.
Dr Lidberg wrote, Julian Assange’s alleged sexual assault has overshadowed the vital work of Wikileaks. The allegations must be put to rest for the sake of both Wikileaks and the women involved. When WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder, the graphic video of a US helicopter gunship ripping Iraqi civilians to pieces, it slapped the world out of a long Cinderella spell. The illusion that war is “surgical” and “precise” and causes minimal “collateral damage”, carefully constructed by governments since the UK invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982, was dispelled.’ Read more….