Why you should care about its founder Julian Assange’s threatened extradition to the US.
WikiLeaks (WL) is a media organisation founded by Assange that specialises in document authentication and the publication of information involving corruption.
WL has published information pertaining to environmental issues, child trafficking, criminal and state capture. It also leaked video evidence of war crimes: soldiers laughing while shooting civilians (including children) from a helicopter in Iraq.
A US soldier (Chelsea Manning) released this video to WL, for her own moral reasons. Manning is currently jailed in the US with a $1,000-per-day fine, to coerce her to testify against Assange. She refuses to do so.