In this exclusive acTVism video report, we travel to the Volksbühne in Berlin to document a global event named “First they came for Assange” in which the case of Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, was brought to the forefront.

We talked directly to the organizers as well participants on the following issues: Assange’s case, the function and significance of whistleblowers in a democratic society, the German government’s handling of whistleblowers and the role that artists and activists can play to bring about meaningful change.

These and more topics are addressed in the video report.