Pav writes: Julian Assange has won a Walkley award, the equivalent of a Pulitzer in his native Australia. This is separate from the Martha Gellhorn prize won earlier this year. The story is reported on crikey.com.au, a web magazine frequented by Australian journalists and political elites. Although the comments there will be waffling and long-winded perhaps they will also be interesting as an indicator of the mood in that world.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)