Who is assange ? and what is a witch hunt ? Do you know of any famous witch hunts ?
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Assange is a journalist, and wiki leaks founder. He’s been on hunt since he leaked U.S. Military secrets. Witch hunt means searching and harassing, like the common ones that happen in our villages when one gets hold of a “Black Magician”. Hunting Frank Abagnale Jr. was one of the famous witch hunts.
Julian assange commonly known as assange is the founder of “Wikileaks” , is an Australian born independent journalist . He is no special than any other journalist ,but his daring skills and access to secret cables ranging from U.S department of defence to Account holders in Swiss banks of Indian origin gives him special attention of many high profile politicos. some of the ‘cables’ published on wikileaks are of great intensity and are not meant for public at large.
Apart from his maverik skills he is also involved in some bad conducts i.e rapes and cheating etc. this in nothing new to the character of mr. assange as from his college only he’s been constant on this kinds of activities.
Witch hunt – As in my point of view it is like harassing a particular cause indirectly and trying to suppress the situation , without getting directly connected to the cause.
Juilian Assange is an Australian editor and activist. used his genius to hack into the databases of many high profile organizations. In 2006, Assange began work on Wikileaks, a Web site intended to collect and share confidential information on an international scale. The information his organization released earned him strong supporters and powerful enemies.
Also, Sweden has issued a European Arrest Warrant and an Interpol Red Notice in order to further investigate four allegations of sexual offences.
In modern terminology ‘witch-hunt’ has acquired usage referring to the act of seeking and persecuting any perceived enemy, particularly when the search is conducted using extreme measures and with little regard to actual guilt or innocence. It is used whether or not it is sanctioned by the government, or merely occurs within the “court of public opinion”.
Julian Assange is an Australian journalist. He is the founder and Editor-in-chief of wiki leaks.
Witch hunt is a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public.
In Early Modern period, witch-hunt meant to be search for witches or evidence of witchcraft, often involving moral panic, mass hysteria and lynching. It was a common practice during 15th-18th century during which large number of people were executed. The term “witch-hunt” since the 1930s has also been in use as a metaphor to refer to moral panics in general.
The greatest Witch Hunt of all time took place during the 1400′s with the publication of the “Melleus Maleficarum” or” WItches Hammer”. It was written by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Springer and was thought to of been approved by Pope Paul IV but that fact is disputed. It basically gave power to those who suspected woman of being Witches and taking part in satanic rituals. Thousands of woman, some believers in god, where systematicly killed just for being suspicious.
Julian Assange’s an australian talk host, computer programmer,activist and publisher but is better known as the founder and editor in chief of wikileaks, a site well known for publishing secret info and documents about many top flight countries of the world.
wikileaks came into picture when around 15000 secret american war documents was published which included the white house policies and details of the gloom story behind the iraq war came out for the whole world to see.
since then wikileaks has posted more than a thousand documents of various countries including india and presented an ugly truth in the working of governments and misuse of power by authorities and people alike.
A witch hunt is a term coined out for an investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.The U.S has been on a sort of witch hunt to shut down the operations of wikileaks and get the custody of julian assange who has now been branded an international criminal by them.
The period spanning from 1480 to 1750 is termed as the classical period of witch hunts and it was during this period an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 witches mainly women were executed who were presumed to be satanic worshippers.
Jullian Assange is well know as editor in chief of a whistleblower company WikiLeaks. He is an activist, editor, publisher, journalist and a computer programmer. He was a hacker-activist in his youth. He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative journalism. . As per Assange US is doing a witch-hunt against his whisle-blowing organization so that they can put a logjam to Wikileaks and can put a trial on those who have leaked the information .
A number of classified and secret information of various countries has been leaked by WikiLeaks. This has led to a state of panic in government organizations of different nations as the leaks have questioned their integrity regarding their working, corruption and fallacy shown towards the common denizens. WikiLeaks rose to international attention when, on 28 November 2010, it began to release American diplomatic cables. Bradley Manning has since been arrested on suspiscion of supplying the cables to WikiLeaks, and the United States Department of Justice is still investigating whether Assange can be prosecuted.
During medieval period from fifteenth century to eighteenth century one who conducted witchcraft were portrayed as worshippers of evil and satans and were considered as a major threat to Christianity. So as to stop the panic among the masses witch-hunting was done and the culprits were executed.
The term “witch-hunt” since the 1930s has also been in use as a metaphor to refer to moral panics in general. Though Julian Assange is using his freedom of press he is considered as a malevolent identity by various countries. That’s why Assange addressed Barrack Obama to stop witch hunting against Wikileaks.
A very example of witch-hunting comes in my mind is the execution of Osama Bin Laden by US.
Julian Paul Assange is an Australian-born editor, activist, political talk show host, computer programmer, publisher and journalist. He is best known as the editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks, a media website which has published information from WHISTLEBLOWER. The site acts as a conduit for worldwide news leaks, with a stated purpose of creating open governance.
Assange was a hacker-activist in his youth, before becoming a computer programmer and then becoming internationally renowned for his work with WikiLeaks.He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative journalism. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award, Readers’ Choice for TIME magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year, the 2011 Sydney Peace Foundation gold medal and the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
*** WikiLeaks rose to international attention when, on 28 November 2010, it began to release American diplomatic cables. Bradley Manning has since been arrested on suspicion of supplying the cables to WikiLeaks, and the United States Department of Justice is still investigating whether Assange can be prosecuted. Concurrently, Assange has been subject to an European Arrest Warrant in response to a Swedish police request for questioning in relation to a rape and sexual assault investigation. Since 19 June 2012 he has been residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has since been granted political asylum. The British government intends to extradite Assange to Sweden under that arrest warrant if he leaves the embassy, which Assange says he fears may result in his subsequent extradition to the United States of America to face charges over the diplomatic cables case
WHISTLEBLOWER – A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
WITCH HUNT – Searching out and harassing dissenters…..
Julian Assange is the founder of wikileaks. Wikileaks published a no. of classified U.S. government documents online.
A witch-hunt is making false accusations of someone, or a specific group of people.
The famous witch hunt would be that of U.S. Govt. unjustly targeting Arab Americans after 9/11 on false charge of being terrorists .
julian assange was publisher & journalist & founder of wikileaks.In young age he was computer hacker.wikileaks published secret nfrmation regarding the countries wch led n panic situation amongst the govt members .It caused a critical situations.After publishng US reports he has been on hunt
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