We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks | University of Oxford

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Series
FLJS Films
Speaker
Dr Jonathan Bright
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 22:30
Venue
FLJS
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Directed by the Oscar Award winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks tells the story of Julian Assange's rise and fall as the founder of Wikileaks and self-proclaimed defender of truth and freedom. The film draws on the testimony of over twenty witnesses and charts the role of Bradley Manning and other key players in the birth of a new age of digitial whistle-blowing and citizen journalism.

This free screening is being held as part of the new FLJS programme examining the socio-legal implications of the rise of social media in the digital age, and raises questions in relation to freedom of speech, censorship, and the respective roles of the citizen and the state in the twenty-first century.

Dr Jonathan Bright, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, will give a short talk before the film highlighting some of the main issues raised.