Behind The Headline | Julian Assange

On May 23, Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame was charged under the U.S. Espionage Act for the possession and dissemination of classified information given to him by army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, marking the first time the Espionage Act has been used against a journalist for publishing classified information. He now faces a sentence of 175 years in jail if found guilty. Behind the Headline asks: What is Julian Assange’s real crime?