Assange In Court — And How A Blogger 'Changed WikiLeaks Coverage'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, arriving at court in a police van this morning.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, through the heavily tinted windows of a police vehicle, as he arrived at Westminster magistrates court in London today. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Update at 10:35 a.m. ET: Since we first published this post, a London court has granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. There's more about that here.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in a London court this hour. It's expected he'll fight extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted for questioning in a sex-crimes investigation. (Assange says he's innocent and is being persecuted because he's revealed U.S. diplomatic secrets.)

The Guardian is again live-blogging developments. It reports that journalists in the courtroom are being allowed to tweet during the proceeding, if they're quiet about it. So if you like to follow things on Twitter, you might want to plug in a search for #wikileaks and #assange.

Meanwhile, The Atlantic looks at "The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage." It's a piece examining the effect that Aaron Bady of the blog zunguzungu had with his post "Julian Assange and the Computer Conspirach; 'To destroy this invisible government."

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The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal explains how Bady's "probing analysis of Julian Assange's personal philosophy and possible motivations became an oft-cited piece of the global conversation about what WikiLeaks might mean."

On Morning Edition today, NPR's Philip Reeves reported from Sweden on what people there are saying about Assange and the accusations against him:



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