Benkler argues against prosecution of WikiLeaks, detailing government and news media "overreaction"

Professor Yochai Benkler ’94

Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 has released an article detailing U.S. government and news media censorship of WikiLeaks after the organization released the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and U.S. State department diplomatic cables in 2010. Among his key conclusions: The government overstated and overreacted to the WikiLeaks documents, and the mainstream news media followed suit by engaging in self-censorship. Benkler argues further that there is no sound Constitutional basis for a criminal prosecution of WikiLeaks or its leader, Julian Assange.

Bandwidth: A conversation with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91 brings a full spectrum of skills to the job of regulating digital communications.

Julius Genachowski ’91, who was classmates with Barack Obama and served as his chief technology adviser during the 2008 campaign, came to his job as Chairman of the FCC passionate about expanding broadband to all corners of the country. “I’m convinced that broadband will be as important to 21st-century America as electricity was to 20th-century America…”