*Taken from TechZone 360.
The controversial WikiLeaks site has won a prestigious journalism award from Australia’s Walkley Foundation, as the site’s leader remains under house arrest.
“This year’s winner has shown a courageous and controversial commitment to the finest traditions of journalism: justice through transparency,” according to afoundation statement announcing the award.
“WikiLeaks applied new technology to penetrate the inner workings of government to reveal an avalanche of inconvenient truths in a global publishing coup,” the foundation adds. “WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief Julian Assange took a brave, determined and independent stand for freedom of speech and transparency that has empowered people all over the world.”