Julian Assange http://www.kunc.org en Ecuador Says Its London Embassy Was Bugged http://www.kunc.org/post/ecuador-says-its-london-embassy-was-bugged Ecuador's foreign minister says a microphone has been found hidden inside the country's embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for the past year. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46622 at http://www.kunc.org Ecuador Says Its London Embassy Was Bugged Snowden Is 'A Hero,' WikiLeaks' Assange Says http://www.kunc.org/post/snowden-hero-wikileaks-assange-says From one secrets leaker to another:<p>Edward Snowden "is a hero," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Sunday <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/06/julian-assange-no-stopping-release-of-additional-nsa-secrets/" target="_blank">on ABC-TV's <em>This Week with George Stephanopoulos</em></a>. "He has told the people of the world and the United States that there is mass unlawful interception of their communications, far beyond anything that happened under Nixon."<p>Others disagree. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46508 at http://www.kunc.org White House: We Expect Russia To Expel Snowden http://www.kunc.org/post/white-house-we-expect-russia-expel-snowden After expressing "frustration and disappointment" because Hong Kong and China did not block "NSA leaker" <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=190293264" target="_blank">Edward Snowden</a> from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/23/194829002/nsa-leaker-departs-hong-kong-reportedly-headed-to-venezuela" target="_blank">flying to Moscow</a>, the White House said Monday that it expects Russia will decide "to expel Mr. Snowden for his return to the United States."<p>Press secretary Jay Carney said the U.S. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46243 at http://www.kunc.org WikiLeaks' Assange Expected Speaks From Ecuadoran Embassy http://www.kunc.org/post/wikileaks-assange-expected-speaks-ecuadoran-embassy Julian Assange stepped onto a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London Sunday to demand that the U.S. end its persecution of WikiLeaks. It was his first public appearance since taking refuge inside the embassy in June.<p>"I ask President Obama to do the right thing," he said. "The United States must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks."<p><strong>Update @ 9:47 a.m. ET: 'War On Whistleblowers' Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:28:00 +0000 32354 at http://www.kunc.org WikiLeaks' Assange Expected Speaks From Ecuadoran Embassy For Julian Assange, A Tricky Exit For Asylum http://www.kunc.org/post/julian-assange-tricky-exit-asylum Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This week, Ecuador announced that it would grant Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, political asylum. He's been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy since June facing extradition to Sweden over sexual assault claims that he denies. But somehow he's got to get from London to Ecuador and he can't just buy a ticket, buy a canister of tea in duty-free and fly to Quito. The British government says that Julian Assange will be arrested if he sets a foot out of the embassy door.<p>So what does he do? Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:03:00 +0000 32338 at http://www.kunc.org