Since it`s foundation, in 2006, Wikileaks was conceived as a solution for citizens to expose the injustices, political persecutions and the illegal activities of governments. During the recent years, Wikileaks and his visible head Julian Assange, have exposed to the world, the lies, abuses, and Human Rights violations behind the curtains of legality of the regimes of Kenia, Iceland, United States, China, Thailand, India among dozens of countries around the globe. With the disclosure of criminal activites, labeled as classified information, Wikileaks and Julian Assange have contributed to create a more transparent world where citizens are capable of demanding direct accountability about the activities of their governments, and when governments feel the pressure of their citizens, in the aim for creating a future with out criminal, political or corporate institutional secrets.
CHRONOLOGICAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
~The Economist's New Media Award:
~Index on Censorship Awards. The Economist New Media Award.
~Amnesty International's UK Media Award
~Sam Adams Award. By the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence:
~Readers' Choice for TIME's Person of the Year
~Walkley Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.