Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the subject of regular false claims and smears in the media – a consequence of challenging the powerful. Media outlets which should support truth-tellers often choose to side with powerful interests seeking to undermine WikiLeaks and the public’s right to know. A common smear has become to falsely link Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to Russia, when no links exist. You can write to media outlets and individual journalists who report false news, pointing out the truth. You can use individual newspapers’ complaint mechanisms to challenge editors and press them to issue apologies and retractions. You can use your online, social media presence to inform others about false media reporting. Some resources.
Independent media outlets, commentators, citizen journalists, as well as friends and supporters, that report accurately on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange:
Wise Up Action, Consortium News, The Canary, Counterpunch, Democracy Now, Declassified UK, The Real News Network, Truthdig, WSWS, The Watchdog, The Grayzone, Sputnik News, Going Underground on RT, acTVism Munich, Shadowproof, The Interregnum, 21st Century Wire, The Duran
WikiLeaks, Courage Foundation, Assange Legal, Defend Assange, Christine Assange, Stella Moris, Stefania Maurizi, Unity4J, Action4 Assange, Max Blumenthal, Tareeq Haddad, Mohamed Elmaaazi, Jason Bermas, Slow News Day, Suzi Dawson, Ray McGovern, Mark Curtis, Chris Hedges, Suzie Dawson, Emmy Butlin, Elizabeth Lea Vos, Alison Mason, Randy Credico, Caitlin Johnstone, Craig Murray, Gordon Dimmack, EF Press, Mary Kostakidis, Aaron Mate, John Kiriakou, Matt Taibbi, We Are Change, Redacted Tonight, Katya’s Compass, Pamela Anderson, Patrick Henningsen (21th Century Wire), Glenn Greenwald, Afshin Rattansi, Chelsea Manning, Somerset Bean, Taylor Hudak, Kevin Gosztola, Deepa Driver, Media Lens, The Duran, Candles4Assange.