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Andrew Fowler

Andrew Fowler is an investigative journalist and author of The Most Dangerous Man in the World, the story of  of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Fowler is a former acting foreign editor and chief of staff of The Australian newspaper. Between 1996 to 2013 he was a reporter for ABCTVs Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent programs and headed up the ABC's Investigative Unit.  He specialises in political, intelligence and human rights issues.  Fowler has won a number of awards for his work. 

Articles by Andrew Fowler (2)

  • Bob Carr and Julian Assange: Brothers in arms

    When former foreign minister Bob Carr published his diary in April, he launched himself into the struggle over what should remain a government secret and what should be revealed to the public. Carr, who worked as a journalist with the now defunct Bulletin magazine, delighted in flourishing his Media Alliance membership card at press conferences, seemingly to impress reporters.
  • The silence of the lambs: The public service, leaks, and whistleblowing in Australia

    It is little wonder that it was an Australian, Julian Assange, who set up the world's first secrecy leaking website, WikiLeaks. And it should be equally unsurprising that the world's greatest whistleblower is a US citizen, Edward Snowden. The terms whistleblower and leaker are mistakenly used interchangeably. The difference is both large and instructive. The whistleblower makes a public stand.