Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange

Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange

Guilty of Journalism is a joint production of The Censored Press and Seven Stories Press.

Available for purchase from Censored Press. Discount copies available for paid subscribers of the Dissenter Newsletter.

The legal action against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is poised to culminate in a trial in the United States, especially since Assange could be extradited before 2023 is over.

For the most part, the establishment media has either overlooked abuses of power stemming from the prosecution against Assange. Or the establishment media has, as Harper's Magazine editor Andrew Cockburn put it, "misrepresented key information about his plight."

This book from acclaimed independent journalist Kevin Gosztola, who has spent the last decade covering Assange, WikiLeaks, and the wider war on whistleblowers, tells the full story based on testimony from dozens of witnesses. It examines abuses of power by the CIA and the FBI, including a spying operation that targeted Assange’s family, lawyers, and doctors.

Guilty of Journalism outlines how WikiLeaks exposed the reality of American wars, the U.S. government’s unprecedented indictment against Assange as a publisher, and the media’s role in persuading the public to “shoot the messenger.”

It also comprehensively details many of the events leading up to what press freedom advocates have called the trial of the century.


"How Chelsea Manning's Court-Martial Laid the Groundwork for Julian Assange's Prosecution" —Dissident Voice

"From Media Outlet to 'Non-State Hostile Intelligence Service'" —ScheerPost

"The FBI relied on an Icelandic criminal and diagnosed sociopath to indict Julian Assange..." —Truthdig


The Case Against the Case Against Julian Assange —Stephen Rohde, Truthdig

"Time Mustn't Be Allowed To Run Out On Julian Assange" —Kim Petersen, Countercurrents

"[A] searing polemic against the U.S. government’s encroachment on the freedom of the press." -Publishers Weekly


How the Media Failed Julian Assange —Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Magazine

Julian Assange and the war on whistleblowers —The Chris Hedges Report

Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange —Rania Khalek Dispatches

Journalism Is Not A Crime! —The Zero Hour w/ RJ Eskow

WikiLeaks Wednesday —The Nicole Sandler Show

The Case of Julian Assange —Letters & Politics

CIA's War on WikiLeaks Is a Scandal Worthy of Congressional Investigation —Truthout

Kevin Gosztola-Guilty of Journalism/The Case Against Julian Assange —Radio Kingston, The Long Way Around w/ Malcolm Burn

US Empire v. Assange —American Exception Podcast

Kevin Gosztola —Savage Minds Podcast

Hard Knock Radio w/ Davey D