The online vote asks readers to choose the most influential person, people or things. With a total 1,249,425 votes, #Assange raked in 382,020 votes, giving him an easy first place, 148,383 votes over 2nd place.
The Sydney Peace Foundation awarded its ‘Medal for Peace with Justice’ to WikiLeaks co-founder #JulianAssange. The citation reads, ‘For exceptional courage and initiative in pursuit of human rights.’.
An award given for services rendered to humanity, the right to citizenship and the right to information. It was awarded to #Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Bradley Manning, Aaron Swartz and Mordechai Vanunu.