Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Ofcom rejects Julian Assange claim


A complaint by the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that a More 4 show infringed his privacy by showing him dancing in a nightclub was rejected by the communications watchdog.

Mr Assange complained about True Stories: WikiLeaks – Secrets And Lies. It included footage of Mr Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden for alleged sexual offences. Mr Assange told Ofcom the broadcast was without his consent and he had agreed to be filmed "on the basis that it would be for the film-maker's personal use only".