A WikiLeaks Editor Talks About Julian Assange, National Security and Protecting WhistleblowersSarah Harrison, investigations editor at WikiLeaks, gave an exclusive interview to acTVism to discuss attempts to extradite her colleague, Julian Assange, and how international law interacts with national surveillance.
Sarah Harrison, investigations editor at WikiLeaks, doesn’t hold back when discussing her colleague Julian Assange and the political controversy surrounding WikiLeaks. “He stays very strong,” she says of WikiLeaks founder Assange, noting that there are “a lot of good publications coming up this year” that are keeping him busy.
In an exclusive interview with acTVism, a nonprofit media outlet based in Munich, Germany, Harrison discusses everything from current political strife to protecting future whistleblowers.
A British citizen, Harrison makes her views on Brexit clear: “It is very sad to me … that our MPs can stand there and say that the United Nations is ridiculous. [It] shows how much we have diverted from the rule of law in our supposed Western democracies.” She also mentions that in the U.S. government’s attempts to extradite Assange, her own emails have been compromised.
Of course, she strongly supports fellow whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. “[T]he actions of Manning, Snowden, Assange are actually to do with not only higher ethics, but actually within the rule of law — particularly when it comes to Edward Snowden and the U.S. Constitution. He has actually just been upholding that with his actions.”
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