The US government SHOULD stop prosecuting WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for undermining press freedom, according to the media organizations that first helped him publish the leaked information.
The Guardian he says:
Twelve years ago today, the Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El Pais teamed up to publish extracts from 250.000 documents Assange obtained in the leak "cable gate".
The material, leaked to WikiLeaks by then US soldier Chelsea Manning, revealed the inner workings of US diplomacy around the world.
The editors and publishers of the media organizations that first published these revelations came together to publicly oppose plans to charge Assange under a law designed to prosecute World War I spies.
"Publication is not a crime," the media reported, saying the prosecution was a direct attack on media freedom.