In the first of the Wednesday Lectures, hosted by Raimond Gaita at the Melbourne Law School, Guy Rundle speaks about the global impact of WikiLeaks. Two decades after the Berlin Wall came down, and a decade after 9/11 became the pretext for an attack on citizenship and civil liberties, a series of releases by WikiLeaks threw secret intelligence security and state control of information into chaos around the world. From the Icelandic rebellion against the global financial crisis, to the Arab Spring, both the quantity and quality of information released has changed the relationship between state, citizen and information. Guy Rundle is currently the UK correspondent for Crikey and a regular contributor to the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, among other publications.
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