Interview in the Total Brand Licensing Magazine
Total Brand License published exclusive interview with Olafur V Sigurvinsson about the brand licensing program for Wikileaks and Julian Assange. You can read the whole interview here.
Wikileaks appoints Wikilicense as an exclusive master agent
WikiLeaks today announced that it has appointed WikiLicense, a new commercial entity led by Olafur V Sigurvinsson and a team of industry specialists, as exclusive brand representative to act as the master agent for the WikiLeaks brand and Julian Assange name and likeness. Read the full press release...
WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organization. It’s goal is to bring important news and information to the public. WikiLeaks provides an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to journalists. One of the organizations most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth. WikiLeaks are a young organization that has grown very quickly, relying on a network of dedicated volunteers around the globe.
The work of WikiLeaks is based on the principles are defense of freedom of speech and media publishing, the improvement of our common historical record and the support of the rights of all people to create new history. The organization derives these principles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular Article 19. It states that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
We agree, and we seek to uphold this and the other Articles of the Declaration.
As a result of its work WikiLeaks has earned the support of people of all walks of life. The Ipsos Global @dvisor report revealed overwhelming support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Of the 18,829 adults (aged 18-64) interviewed 79% knew Wikileaks and 74% either supported or strongly supported the organizations actions. The survey covered 24 countries across the globe.
Why the media (and WikiLeaks) is important
Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society’s institutions, including government, corporations and other organizations. A healthy, vibrant and inquisitive journalistic media plays a vital role in achieving these goals. WikiLeaks is a part of that media.
Some of the stories WikiLeaks has broken
WikiLeaks has brought a variety of matters to the attention of the media: