Press

Press

This section is a resource of people to go to for comment on the topics listed below:

The commentators listed and their contact details are publically available. These commentators (except for the Official Representatives) do not represent WikiLeaks; they are listed because they are knowledgeable about the topics.

Official Representatives

Geoffrey Robertson QC
An Australian-born human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. Has acted for Julian Assange.
g.robertson@doughtystreet.co.uk

Helena Kennedy QC
Is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She has adivsed extensively in Julian Assange’s case.
info@helenakennedy.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7840 8540

John Pilger
Journalist/Writer/Documentary/Filmmaker. Has called the case a ’political stunt’. He has also helped raise bail for Assange.
pilgereditor@gmail.com

Gavin MacFadyen
Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Supporter of WikiLeaks and personal friend of Julian Assange
+44 (0) 20 7040 8526, gavin@tcij.org

Robert Stary
An Australian criminal defence lawyer and is a vocal critic of the legislation and speaks out regularly against the issue
+61 (03) 8622 8200

James D. Catlin
He is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial litigation.
jdcatlin@vicbar.com.au

WikiLeaks

John Pilger
Journalist/Writer/Documentary/Filmmaker. Has called the case a ’political stunt’. He has also helped raise bail for Assange.
pilgereditor@gmail.com

Gavin MacFadyen
Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Supporter of WikiLeaks and personal friend of Julian Assange _+44 (0) 20 7040 8526, gavin@tcij.org

Daniel Ellsberg
The famous Pentagon Papers leaker/Retired military analyst/Political activist). He is a friend and support of both Julian and WikiLeaks
ellsbergpress@gmail.com

Glenn Greenwald
Columnist/Blogger/Constitutional lawyer. Has a very strong understanding of WikiLeaks issues and Manning case.
+1 (646) 400-5600 (Salon New York office) ggreenwald@salon.com

Stefania Maurizi
Italian journalist at L’Espresso. Has worked with WikiLeaks on many releases and is a big free speech and transparency advocate.

Alan Dersowitz
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, interested in press inquiries related to litigation/Trials/Criminal Process and freedom of speech.
dersh@law.harvard.edu

Mwali Mati
Director of Mars Group Kenya, Ltd. a Leadership, Governance and Accountability Organization that is dedicated to ending dictatorial impunity and re-establishing democratic accountability in Kenya.
mmati@marsgroupkenya.org

Greg Mitchell
Writer for The Nation. Writes a lot on WikiLeaks and wrote the first book to be published on WikiLeaks
+1 212-209-5400, epic1934@aol.com

Tim Wu
Professor at Columbia Law School, chair of media reform organization Free Press, and writes for Slate magazine. Wrote “Drop the case against Assange” in Foreign Policy
www.timwu.org, go@timwu.org

Jemima Goldsmith
Political activist, campaigner and journalist. Believes it is the citizen’s right to be told the truth.

Ray McGovern
Retired CIA officer/Political activist. Can comment on attacks by the US administration against Assange and WikiLeaks
+1 (707) 629-3683, rmcgovern@slschool.org, vips@counterpunch.org

Rick Falkvinge
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, which has representation in the European parliament.
rick.falkvinge@piratpartiet.se

Evgeny Morozov
Author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Morozov is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and Boston Review and was formerly a Yahoo! fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and a fellow at George Soros’s Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program
evgeny.morozov@gmail.com

Paul Alan Levy
Lawyer, Public Citizen Litigation Group. He acted in the Bank Julius Baer case and is also a strong free speech laywer for Ralf Nader’s Citizen.org
+1 (202) 588-1000, plevy@citizen.org

Ann Brick
Representative/American Civil Liberties Union. Believes in the public’s right to know and spoke out in favour of WikiLeaks in the Julius Baer case
+1 (415) 621-2493, abrick@aclunc.org

Julie Turner
Julie Turner is a lawyer who has been representing both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. She has litigated numerous patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases. She can be contacted to discuss freedom of speech and technology.
jturner@julieturnerlaw.com, +1 650-494-1530

Bianca Jagger
Is known for her dedicated commitment and campaigning for human rights, social justice and environmental protection.. She has said she is "very concerned this case has been politicised"

Andrew Wilkie MP
A well-known campaigner for truth in politics. He has published a best-selling book – Axis of Deceit – about the dishonesty behind the Iraq war and undertaken numerous speaking engagements in Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand. He defended Julian Assange and said "Whistleblowers like WikiLeaks need protection"
andrew.wilkie.mp@aph.gov.au, www.greenleft.org.au

Louise Connor
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. Secretary of the Victoria Branch of the union, the main body representing Australian journalists and Julian’s journalist union, who has publicly campaigned for him
+61 1300 656 512

Michael Moore
Filmmaker. He believes WikiLeaks performs an important public service
+1 (310) 248-2000 (Ari Emanuel, Endeavor Agency), mike@michaelmoore.com

Oliver Spencer
ARTICLE 19
Global Campaign for Free Expression
+44 (0)20 7324 2517, info@article19.org

Richard Renner
National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund. He can comment on whistleblowers
+1 (202) 342-1903, rr@whistleblowers.org

Clay Shirky
Writer/Consultant/Lecture
+1 (718) 928-6567, clay@shirky.com, info@shirky.com

International Freedom of Expression eXchange
+1 416 515 9622, ifex@ifex.org

Maximilian C. Forte
Associate Professor in Anthropology, Concordia University. Follows WikiLeaks and Assange issues closely
+1 (514) 848-2424 ext. 5567, mforte@alcor.concordia.ca, max.forte@openanthropology.org

Larry Flynt
American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). Free Speech Activist. He comments on freedom of speech issues. He pledged $50k to defend Julian
+1 (212)-586-2711

Antony Loewenstein
Political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger based in Sydney. He comments on how the Australian government should support Australian citizens
antloew@gmail.com

Brett Solomon
Spokesperson for Get up
+61 415 182 402, media@getup.org.au

Christian Christensen
Associate Professor, Uppsala Universitet/Author. Current research includes studies on social media and conflict. He can comment on WikiLeaks
+46 18-471 7113, christian.christensen@im.uu.se

Dave Winer
Visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Pioneered the development of weblogs; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine and comments on WikiLeaks
+1 (212)-998-7980, scriptingnews1mail@gmail.com

Julian Assange

Geoffrey Robertson QC
An Australian-born human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. Has acted for Julian Assange.
g.robertson@doughtystreet.co.uk

Helena Kennedy QC
Is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She has adivsed extensively in Julian Assange’s case.
info@helenakennedy.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7840 8540

James D. Catlin
He is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial litigation.
jdcatlin@vicbar.com.au

Robert Stary
An Australian criminal defence lawyer and is a vocal critic of the legislation and speaks out regularly against the issue
+61 (03) 8622 8200

John Pilger
Journalist/Writer/Documentary/Filmmaker. Has called the case a ’political stunt’. He has also helped raise bail for Assange.
pilgereditor@gmail.com

Gavin MacFadyen
Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Supporter of WikiLeaks and personal friend of Julian Assange
+44 (0) 20 7040 8526, gavin@tcij.org

Daniel Ellsberg
The famous Pentagon Papers leaker/Retired military analyst/Political activist). He is a friend and support of both Julian and WikiLeaks
ellsbergpress@gmail.com

Alan Dersowitz
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, interested in press inquiries related to litigation/Trials/Criminal Process and freedom of speech.
dersh@law.harvard.edu

Julian Burnside QC
Lawyer and defender of universal human rights under the law. While specialising in commercial litigation, Mr Burnside has acted pro bono in many human rights cases. He said that Assange and WikiLeaks had “done nothing wrong” in publishing leaked documents. The Gillard government, he said, had “betrayed one of our own citizens.”
burnside@vicbar.com.au

Mwali Mati
Director of Mars Group Kenya, Ltd. a Leadership, Governance and Accountability Organization that is dedicated to ending dictatorial impunity and re-establishing democratic accountability in Kenya.
mmati@marsgroupkenya.org

Tim Wu
Professor at Columbia Law School, chair of media reform organization Free Press, and writes for Slate magazine. Wrote “Drop the case against Assange” in Foreign Policy
www.timwu.org, go@timwu.org

John Jones
London lawyer specialising in the law of extradition, war crimes and counter-terrorism.
enquiries@doughtystreet.co.uk, +44 (0) 20 7404 1313

Glenn Greenwald
Columnist/Blogger/Constitutional lawyer. Has a very strong understanding of WikiLeaks issues and Manning case.
+1 (646) 400-5600 (Salon New York office) ggreenwald@salon.com

Greg Mitchell
Writer for The Nation. Writes a lot on WikiLeaks and wrote the first book to be published on WikiLeaks
+1 212-209-5400, epic1934@aol.com

Jemima Goldsmith
Political activist, campaigner and journalist. Believes it is the citizen’s right to be told the truth.

Ray McGovern
Retired CIA officer/Political activist. Can comment on attacks by the US administration against Assange and WikiLeaks
+1 (707) 629-3683, rmcgovern@slschool.org, vips@counterpunch.org

Rick Falkvinge
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, which has representation in the European parliament.
rick.falkvinge@piratpartiet.se

Julie Turner
Julie Turner is a lawyer who has been representing both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. She has litigated numerous patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases. She can be contacted to discuss freedom of speech and technology.
jturner@julieturnerlaw.com, +1 650-494-1530

Bianca Jagger
Is known for her dedicated commitment and campaigning for human rights, social justice and environmental protection.. She has said she is "very concerned this case has been politicised"

Andrew Wilkie MP
A well-known campaigner for truth in politics. He has published a best-selling book – Axis of Deceit – about the dishonesty behind the Iraq war and undertaken numerous speaking engagements in Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand. He defended Julian Assange and said "Whistleblowers like WikiLeaks need protection"
andrew.wilkie.mp@aph.gov.au, www.greenleft.org.au

Louise Connor
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. Secretary of the Victoria Branch of the union, the main body representing Australian journalists and Julian’s journalist union, who has publicly campaigned for him
+61 1300 656 512

Richard Renner
National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund. He can comment on whistleblowers
+1 (202) 342-1903, rr@whistleblowers.org

Maximilian C. Forte
Associate Professor in Anthropology, Concordia University. Follows WikiLeaks and Assange issues closely
+1 (514) 848-2424 ext. 5567, mforte@alcor.concordia.ca, max.forte@openanthropology.org

Antony Loewenstein
Political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger based in Sydney. He comments on how the Australian government should support Australian citizens
antloew@gmail.com

Michael Moore
Filmmaker. He believes WikiLeaks performs an important public service
+1 (310) 248-2000 (Ari Emanuel, Endeavor Agency), mike@michaelmoore.com

Freedom of the Press

Geoffrey Robertson QC
An Australian-born human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. Has acted for Julian Assange.
g.robertson@doughtystreet.co.uk

Helena Kennedy QC
Is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She has adivsed extensively in Julian Assange’s case.
info@helenakennedy.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7840 8540

James D. Catlin
He is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial litigation.
jdcatlin@vicbar.com.au

Robert Stary
An Australian criminal defence lawyer and is a vocal critic of the legislation and speaks out regularly against the issue
+61 (03) 8622 8200

John Pilger
Journalist/Writer/Documentary/Filmmaker. Has called the case a ’political stunt’. He has also helped raise bail for Assange.
pilgereditor@gmail.com

Gavin MacFadyen
Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Supporter of WikiLeaks and personal friend of Julian Assange
+44 (0) 20 7040 8526, gavin@tcij.org

Daniel Ellsberg
The famous Pentagon Papers leaker/Retired military analyst/Political activist). He is a friend and support of both Julian and WikiLeaks
ellsbergpress@gmail.com

Tim Wu
Professor at Columbia Law School, chair of media reform organization Free Press, and writes for Slate magazine. Wrote “Drop the case against Assange” in Foreign Policy
www.timwu.org, go@timwu.org

Glenn Greenwald
Columnist/Blogger/Constitutional lawyer. Has a very strong understanding of WikiLeaks issues and Manning case.
+1 (646) 400-5600 (Salon New York office) ggreenwald@salon.com

Louise Connor
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. Secretary of the Victoria Branch of the union, the main body representing Australian journalists and Julian’s journalist union, who has publicly campaigned for him
+61 1300 656 512

Stefania Maurizi
Italian journalist at L’Espresso. Has worked with WikiLeaks on many releases and is a big free speech and transparency advocate.

Jemima Goldsmith
Political activist, campaigner and journalist. Believes it is the citizen’s right to be told the truth.

Ray McGovern
Retired CIA officer/Political activist. Can comment on attacks by the US administration against Assange and WikiLeaks
+1 (707) 629-3683, rmcgovern@slschool.org, vips@counterpunch.org

Rick Falkvinge
Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, which has representation in the European parliament.
rick.falkvinge@piratpartiet.se

Bianca Jagger
Is known for her dedicated commitment and campaigning for human rights, social justice and environmental protection.. She has said she is "very concerned this case has been politicised"

Andrew Wilkie MP
A well-known campaigner for truth in politics. He has published a best-selling book – Axis of Deceit – about the dishonesty behind the Iraq war and undertaken numerous speaking engagements in Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand. He defended Julian Assange and said "Whistleblowers like WikiLeaks need protection"

Michael Moore
Filmmaker. He believes WikiLeaks performs an important public service
+1 (310) 248-2000 (Ari Emanuel, Endeavor Agency), mike@michaelmoore.com

Evgeny Morozov
Author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Morozov is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and Boston Review and was formerly a Yahoo! fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and a fellow at George Soros’s Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program
evgeny.morozov@gmail.com

Oliver Spencer
ARTICLE 19
Global Campaign for Free Expression
+44 (0)20 7324 2517, info@article19.org

Larry Flynt
American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). Free Speech Activist. He comments on freedom of speech issues. He pledged $50k to defend Julian
+1 (212)-586-2711

Mwali Mati
Director of Mars Group Kenya, Ltd. a Leadership, Governance and Accountability Organization that is dedicated to ending dictatorial impunity and re-establishing democratic accountability in Kenya.
mmati@marsgroupkenya.org

Greg Mitchell
Writer for The Nation. Writes a lot on WikiLeaks and wrote the first book to be published on WikiLeaks
+1 212-209-5400, epic1934@aol.com

Richard Renner
National Whistleblower Legal Defense & Education Fund. He can comment on whistleblowers
+1 (202) 342-1903, rr@whistleblowers.org

Antony Loewenstein
Political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger based in Sydney. He comments on how the Australian government should support Australian citizens
antloew@gmail.com

Paul Alan Levy
Lawyer, Public Citizen Litigation Group. He acted in the Bank Julius Baer case and is also a strong free speech laywer for Ralf Nader’s Citizen.org
+1 (202) 588-1000, plevy@citizen.org

Ann Brick
Representative/American Civil Liberties Union. Believes in the public’s right to know and spoke out in favour of WikiLeaks in the Julius Baer case
+1 (415) 621-2493, abrick@aclunc.org

Clay Shirky
Writer/Consultant/Lecture
+1 (718) 928-6567, clay@shirky.com, info@shirky.com

International Freedom of Expression eXchange
+1 416 515 9622, ifex@ifex.org

Naomi Wolf
Feminist, rape crisis specialist, US author and political consultant. Has expressed the strong view that the Assange case is an abuse of process and that injustice for men does not bring justice for women.
+44 20 7911 8069/ +44 20 7911 8068 (Time Warner Books)

Jay Rosen
Professor of Journalism/Author of PressThink and journalism comentator. (Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute/New York University)
+1 (212) 998-7980, jr3@nyu.edu

Brett Solomon
Spokesperson for Get up
+61 415 182 402, media@getup.org.au

Sweden

Geoffrey Robertson QC
An Australian-born human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. Has acted for Julian Assange.
g.robertson@doughtystreet.co.uk

Helena Kennedy QC
Is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She has adivsed extensively in Julian Assange’s case.
info@helenakennedy.co.uk, +44 (0)20 7840 8540

James D. Catlin
He is a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial litigation.
jdcatlin@vicbar.com.au

Robert Stary
An Australian criminal defence lawyer and is a vocal critic of the legislation and speaks out regularly against the issue
+61 (03) 8622 8200

John Jones
London lawyer specialising in the law of extradition, war crimes and counter-terrorism.
enquiries@doughtystreet.co.uk, +44 (0) 20 7404 1313

Professor Andrew Ashworth
Professor of English Law at University of Oxford. He is an expert on Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and European Human Rights Law.
andrew.ashworth@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

Per E. Samuelson
Swedish Lawyer. He has been critical of the justice system and the rule of law in Sweden. He believes there is an abuse of process in the Assange case,
+46 40-30 80 90

John Pilger
Journalist/Writer/Documentary/Filmmaker. Has called the case a ’political stunt’. He has also helped raise bail for Assange.
pilgereditor@gmail.com

Naomi Wolf
Feminist, rape crisis specialist, US author and political consultant. Has expressed the strong view that the Assange case is an abuse of process and that injustice for men does not bring justice for women.
+44 20 7911 8069/ +44 20 7911 8068 (Time Warner Books)

Bianca Jagger
Is known for her dedicated commitment and campaigning for human rights, social justice and environmental protection.. She has said she is "very concerned this case has been politicised"

Christian Christensen
Associate Professor, Uppsala Universitet/Author. Current research includes studies on social media and conflict. He can comment on WikiLeaks
+46 18-471 7113, christian.christensen@im.uu.se

Gavin MacFadyen
Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Supporter of WikiLeaks and personal friend of Julian Assange
+44 (0) 20 7040 8526, gavin@tcij.org

Daniel Ellsberg
The famous Pentagon Papers leaker/Retired military analyst/Political activist). He is a friend and support of both Julian and WikiLeaks
ellsbergpress@gmail.com

Michael Moore
Filmmaker. He believes WikiLeaks performs an important public service
+1 (310) 248-2000 (Ari Emanuel, Endeavor Agency), mike@michaelmoore.com

Glenn Greenwald
Columnist/Blogger/Constitutional lawyer. Has a very strong understanding of WikiLeaks issues and Manning case.
+1 (646) 400-5600 (Salon New York office) ggreenwald@salon.com

Jemima Goldsmith
Political activist, campaigner and journalist. Believes it is the citizen’s right to be told the truth.

Larry Flynt
American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). Free Speech Activist. He comments on freedom of speech issues. He pledged $50k to defend Julian
+1 (212)-586-2711

Greg Mitchell
Writer for The Nation. Writes a lot on WikiLeaks and wrote the first book to be published on WikiLeaks
+1 212-209-5400, epic1934@aol.com

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