Gavin Macfadyen, R.I.P., you died too early, and WIKILEAKS leaked its documents too late – on the wrong days
Sadly, while Julian Assange is held up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London without internet, we have learned tragic news. The founder and director of WikiLeaks, Gavin Macfadyen, has died.
At age 76, he was the the director of Wikileaks and also the founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
From RT reports,
He was a mentor and friend to famous whistleblower and co-founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, as well as the director of the publication. Paying tribute to their head, WikiLeaks published a post on the group’s Twitter account saying MacFadyen “now takes his fists and his fight to battle God.‚”
“He was the model of what a journalist should be… He spearheaded the creation of a journalistic landscape which has irrevocably lifted the bar for ethical and hard-hitting reporting. Gavin worked tirelessly to hold power to account.
“His life and how he lived it were completely in sync with the principles that he held dear and practiced as a journalist and educator—to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable….‚”