Assange: Wikileaks will suspend publishing, financial blockade has "destroyed" 95% of income

In a press conference today, Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks will temporarily suspend all publishing activities to "ensure future survival." A financial blockade against Wikileaks by payment processing services and credit card companies has "destroyed" 95% of the project's revenue, Assange said, costing “tens of millions of dollars” in lost funding.

Wikileaks solicits donations here, with the video above and a message reading: "Censorship, like everything else in the West, has been privatized."

More: Journalism.co.uk, Telegraph UK, BBC News, Associated Press via NYT, and Gawker.

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