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As Julian Assange addresses Oxford students via a small screen, we get a sneak peak of the Sherlock star playing him on the big screen

Julian Assange at the embassy last night

Julian Assange should not be given a voice by the Oxford Union

Sebastian Salek believes that such a controversial figure should not be allowed a platform

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Under-fire cyber tycoon Kim Dotcom hits back at American prosecutors

Helicopters buzzed overhead and armed men in uniform abseiled down the walls of an opulent mansion in the countryside outside Auckland today. But this time the “police raid” was just a stunt to herald Kim Dotcom’s launch of a new file-sharing website, to replace the one closed down by US authorities exactly a year ago.

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Trotskyist group exonerated official because it doesn’t believe in ‘bourgeois court system’ to deliver justice

Review of 2012: Our writers and tweeters look back at a year's news from space to the jungle

Did it change the world, or just distract us for a day or two? Richard Askwith introduces our look-back at the past 12 months.

Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens 'to star in Wikileaks film'

The British star of the small screen will reportedly join Benedict Cumberbatch in the DreamWorks movie about Julian Assange

Gyles Brandreth, the society’s patron and a celebrity polymath who has a book out about the Royal Family

How the very civil marriage between Cameron and Clegg brought out Gyles Brandreth's inner luvvie

Our diarist reports some deeply felt remarks by the former Tory MP

Pfc. Bradley Manning is brought into the court

Judge accepts deal in Wikileaks case against army private

A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which the young Army private charged in one of the largest leaks of classified material in US history would plead guilty to lesser charges, a move that raises questions about whether the government will proceed with its most serious charges.

James McAvoy drops out of the Wikileaks movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Daniel Bruhl from Inglorious Basterds to step in

Payment block costs Wikileaks £30m

A block on processing donations by credit card companies to WikiLeaks has cost the whistle-blowing website over £30 million, with staff having to take a 40-per-cent pay cut as a result, its founder said today.

I can live with jibes about my Big Brother antics, but not this misrepresentation of Respect

George Galloway MP offers his response to Rob Marchant's criticisms of the Respect party and its members

Court could reject Bradley Manning guilty plea - the US soldier said to have passed thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning, the US soldier said to have passed thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, is ready to admit several offences his lawyer has revealed.

Cambridge University NullCrew hacking claim investigated

An investigation has been launched after a group which supports WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed to have hacked Cambridge University computer systems.

Ecuador protects Belarus refugee Aliaksandr Barankov

A judge on Ecuador's highest court has thrown out an extradition request for a former police investigator from Belarus who has been jailed since June, ordering him to be freed immediately.

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