Accolades

Julian Assange show “The World Tomorrow” wins an award at the New York Festival

Published by AIB on April 11, 2013:   “RT wins New York Festivals medal for Julian Assange talk show   The Julian Assange Show, RT’s weekly interview program, won Silver World Medal in the Documentary/Information Program: Politics television category. The 12-episodes series aired exclusively on RT from April through July 2012 and featured exclusive interviews with some of the most influential and iconoclastic politicians and thinkers of the day. The...

 
 

Assange Wins People’s Choice Human Rights Award

Published in Mint Press News by Katie Rucke  on March 28, 2013: For the past 11 years, the nonprofit organization, Global Exchange, has held an awards program honoring people across the globe for their work in human rights. This year’s award winner, nominated and chosen by people around the globe, was WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. The awards creator, Global Exchange, also selects an individual or group each year to be the honoree...

 
 

Yoko Ono Lennon Presents 2013 Courage Award to Julian Assange (in absentia) in New York City

Currently confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Mr. Assange accepted the award via two of his legal counselors: Baltasar Garzón Real of Spain, best known for his precedent-setting pursuit of Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity, and Michael Ratner, longtime civil rights attorney and President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who delivered Mr Assange’s speech to the audience. Read more on the event here.

 
 

Assange to receive Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award

On 3 February, 2013, Julian Assange will receive the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in absentia. Each year, Yoko Ono chooses recipients to honor their work as an expression of courage. Last year, Ono decided to honor courage in the Arts. I realized that an artist seeking to tell the truth in her art takes great courage, too. A musician who sticks to his form of music, no matter how...

 
 

Assange wins Grand Prize for essay in Russian Pioneer magazine

Julian Assange was awarded Grand Prize by the Russian magazine Russian Pioneer for his essay “Washington vs. Mankind,” which was also published in the same magazine in September. The essay related his recent experiences under house arrest and extreme surveillance, travels around the world, and WikiLeaks work. Read more (Russian) …

 
 

Julian Assange Ethiopian Review’s 2012 Person of the Year

Ethiopian Review has announced Julian Assange its 2012 Person of the Year. Because of Julian Assange’s effort, the world knows that heroic Ethiopians such as Andualem Aragie, Eskindir Nega, Reeyot Alemu, Woubshet Taye, and countless others are languishing in jail after being falsely accused of terrorism by a regime that is bankrolled by the U.S. Government and the European Union, and assisted by China. In addition, the publication notes that...