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Assange judge failed to realise what the case means for every journalist who ever received a secret document – Sydney Morning Herald

The judgment must concern anyone who believes in the oversight role journalists play in a democracy.

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So, is this a victory for Assange and his supporters, or a blow to those who believe this case to be about protecting press freedom? A close reading of the verdict and its implications suggest it is both.
There is little doubt that Assanges human rights have been abused. He has been held in appalling conditions in Londons Belmarsh prison, and the judge concluded his mental health is in a dangerous state.
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