Critical Perspectives on Julian Assange’s Guilty Plea: A Chilling Precedent for Press Freedom?

Julian Assange's recent guilty plea in a U.S. court as part of a plea deal with the U.S. DOJ has ignited a firestorm of debate and controversy, highlighting a fundamental clash between national security and the freedom of the press. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has long been a polarizing figure due to his role in publishing classified information, including the infamous 2007 video of a U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad that resulted in civilian casualties.