Watch the CN Live! preview show on the resumption of the extradition hearing of imprisoned WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange at Old Bailey in London.
Joining the curtain-raiser show were prominent Australian journalists Mary Kostakidis and Andrew Fowler, plus British legal analyst and editor Alexander Mercouris, and reporter Mohamed Elmaazi.
Kostakidis is a former news presenter on the SBS national network. Fowler is a former foreign editor of The Australian newspaper, ABC correspondent for its Four Corners show and author of The Most Dangerous Man in the World, about Julian Assange.
Mercouris is a Consortium News contributor and Elmaazi writes for The Canary and other publications.
The panel discussed in two segments what’s at stake beyond Assange’s fate; what the prosecution and defense strategies might be; the weakness of the prosecution case; the political nature of the proceedings and how the media has covered Assange so far. The program begins with a tribute to legendary activist Kevin Zeese, a guest on CN Live!, who died suddenly Saturday night.
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