WikiLeaks: The Secret Story

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Duration: 29 minutes

As the extradition hearing to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must return to Sweden to face a rape allegation reaches its judgement, Panorama talks to his former right hand man who walked out last year.

Assessing what WikiLeaks and its exposing of sensitive official material has achieved, the film examines claims that the organisation famous for leaking government secrets was paranoid about leaks from within and that it has failed to live up to its own ideals on openness.

  • Life inside Julian Assange's Wikileaks

    Life inside Julian Assange's Wikileaks

    Julian Assange's former right hand man has given an insider's view of life at Wikileaks and his relationship with its founder amid staff concerns over his leadership.

    A former WikiLeaks insider speaks
  • Inside the 'bat cave' that houses Wikileaks' servers

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    Panorama's John Sweeney takes a behind-the-scenes look at the former Cold War nuclear bunker outside of Stockholm - known as the 'bat cave' - that is home to Wikileaks' servers.

  • Wikileaks spokesman speaks out

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    Panorama's John Sweeney spoke to Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a former Wikileaks spokesman, about the whistle-blowing website and its founder Julian Assange.
    Mr Domscheit-Berg, who has written a book about his time with Wikileaks and started his own competing site, told the programme in a wide-ranging interview that he and others expressed concerns about Mr Assange's leadership and the two parted ways last autumn.
    Mr Assange, who is currently fighting extradition from the UK to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault, did not grant Panorama's request for an interview. He denies the allegations against him and his hearing resumes 11 February 2011 in London.

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John Sweeney
Jim Booth
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