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WikiLeaks' Assange Slams NYT's Handling of Afghan Diaries

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/04/09/WikiLeaks_The_Fallout Julian Assange tells his side of the breakdown between WikiLeaks and the New York Times over the release of the "Afghan War Diaries." Assange accuses the Times backing out on the story early out of fear of retribution from the U.S. government. "They wanted WikiLeaks, a small web startup, to scoop the most influential English paper in the world," says Assange. "They did so because they were scared." ----- Panel: WikiLeaks: The Fallout. Featuring Julian Assange, Lowell Bergman, Nick Davies, Mark Feldstein, Bill Keller, David McCraw, Michael Rochford, Gabriel Schoenfeld, Jack Shafer, and Holger Stark. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, on April 8, 2011. The 3-day Logan Symposium now in its 5th year, serves a number of key constituencies. Culling together a group of dedicated investigative reporters, academics, philanthropists, media experts and graduate students, the invite only event is an industry must. Once a humble commitment to host an annual lecture in the name of its benefactors, the Logan Symposium quickly rose in popularity as "one of the most influential events of its kind," according to the Seattle Times. Covered and attended by a veritable 'who's who' in investigative reporting, the conference dissects controversial topics in the field, hosts internationally renowned panelists, and examines key factors of change in investigative reporting. Julian Assange is an Australian journalist, programmer and Internet activist, best known for his involvement with Wikileaks, a whistleblower website.
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