Originally posted on Professional Portfolio Reflections:
This week I finished my curation project on Julian Assange’s bid to enter politics in Australia.
I expanded the article by including information about Wikileaks publishing secret emails from Stratfor which show that a secret grand jury in the US has a sealed indictment for Assange’s extradition to face charges in the USA. This adds authenticity to the article, and shows the wider implications of Assange’s decision to leak classified diplomatic cables and footage on the web.
I added a youtube clip which contained an interview with extradition expert Douglas McNabb giving his opinion on the case. This was done to give the article authority.
I linked to an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald in February which claimed that Assange was ready to give up the fight for extradition. I then contrasted this with a radio interview on March 29 in which Assange talked about how the case…
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