Assange: Obama 'doesn't believe in freedom of the press'

November 30, 2010 09:46

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in a video that US President Barack Obama's administration "doesn't believe in freedom of the press and doesn't act like it believes it," UK paper The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

He also said, in a video recorded on his cell phone in his current hiding place in London, that the US government has a history of arresting whistle-blowers.

Assange did not address the assertion that has risked lives by releasing confidential diplomatic cables, saying only that the Obama administration was trying to make it impossible to publish information responsibly.

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