Julian Paul Assange was born 39 years ago in Queensland, Australia. He is the publisher, hackers (hackers) and Internet activist. His name was in the spotlight recently because of the world that made the site, Wikileaks, managed to obtain secret documents the U.S. superpower. The numbers unmitigated, which allegedly reached 250 thousand documents. All the contents of the document will dikuak to the public through the site bit by bit.
Julian unhappy childhood. His mother, Christine, married a musician's controversial New Age movement. Small Julian rarely get a formal education. because even very cruel stepfather, he and his mother had to flee and live nomadic. Noted he had changed residence 37 times before the age of 14 years. Home Schooling is not new to him.
When growing up, he followed the lectures at a number of universities in Australia. In 1987, at the age of 16 years, Julian began his career in the field of computer hackers. He wore the codename 'Mendax'. Together with two other colleagues, he founded a group called the International Subversives. Julian and his friends are not destructive programs or websites. They steal data from those sites that are 'confidential' and distribute them to the public.
In 2006, Assange with five others set up a site called Wikileaks. Assange acts as a spokesperson for the site, therefore, he was the only one recognized as leaders Wikileaks. The initial goal of this site is to disassemble the assessed company behavior is unethical, and help eradicate corruption in public institutions.
Wikileaks is actually noble motto of 'Transparency / openness', it can be seen on his website, which is the paragraph that reads "transparency creates a better life for all people. Good supervision will reduce corruption and strengthen democracy in all social institutions, including governments, corporations and other organizations, "
Wikileaks is a site voluntarily. Julian Assange and his associates did not receive any money from these actions. All costs were obtained from the Wikileaks site visitors. But the results are not messing around, Assange has said that Wikileaks has brought a secret government documents more than finding all the media in the world even if the findings are combined into a single package.
He has been involved in publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, where he won the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award. He has also published material about toxic waste dumping in Africa, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, he published classified details about U.S. involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Then, on 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five media partners began publishing secret U.S. diplomatic cables. White House calls Assange's actions reckless and dangerous.
As a result of his actions, Julian Assange must stay on the move. Perhaps it is natural for her, given the roots of 'nomadic' has. He stayed at the airport. Sometimes he was in Australia, Kenya and Tanzania. Finally, Assange reportedly renting a house in Iceland, March.
However, Julian Assange is not a mysterious figure. He often attended interviews with leading media, like Al Jazeera, MSNBC, Democracy Now! and The Colbert Report.
Julian Assange last appeared in public at the beginning of July, in the event the Personal Democracy Forum in New York. His presence was not physical, but rather use technology via Video Conference. This is reasonable because since then Wikileaks has started leaking U.S. secrets to the public, certainly not safe for him and his colleagues to set foot on the superpower.
Wikilieaks received several awards, including an award from Amnesty International media in 2009, the Economist Index on Cencorship Award in 2008, the Sam Adams Award in 2010. Julian Assange did not escape from the award. He was named as one of 25 visionaries who will change the world Utne Reader magazine. Not only that, the prestigious Time magazine had pinned his Person Of The Year 2010 for this blond man.
Since appearing most recently in June, Assange was never again visible nose until now. He allegedly was hiding. Assange is wanted by Interpol number one on request of Sweden. But not for the affair leaked documents. Targeted Assange on charges of rape and sexual assault in Sweden. Not a few are speculating, Assange accused of deliberately so, because of him revealing secret documents.
The impact of Julian Assange's actions are felt. State of America discouraged even though we face the actions of this one man. Not only that, other superpowers such as China, Japan, Indonesia also participated even to panic. How not, it is quite possible in these secret documents there are things that deviate sepert abuse of power principles. Whatever happens, which obviously Julian Assange has created a new revolution in the field of media transparency.