This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressing the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London. / AFP / Jack Taylor /
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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, anonymous whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks can look back on a decade that saw it turn classified documents into global headlines and inspire a host of copycat leaks.But with founder Julian Assange hiding in Ecuador's London embassy to evade rape allegations and critics accusing the site of being manipulated by shadowy forces for political gain, the organisation is fighting to maintain its image.An anniversary party in Berlin Tuesday will commemorate the 2006 registration of the domain name wikileaks.org, while Assange will make a rare public appearance on the balcony of his 18-square-meter room.In September, staffer Daniel Domscheit-Berg quit WikiLeaks, accusing Assange of being "chaotic" and "power-obsessed" in a 2011 book.After U.S. intelligence organisations speculated that Russian hackers were behind the leak, some accused Assange of abetting a foreign power's bid to influence the U.S. election.Assange himself is unmoved by criticisms of his organisation.
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