Watch Pilger, Murray, Fowler and Tinari Sunday at 6 am EDT, 11 am BST, and 8 pm AEST discussing the journalism of the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher who is facing extradition to the U.S.
Reporting after the first week of Julian Assange’s reconvened extradition trial, veteran journalists John Pilger, Andrew Fowler and Serena Tinari, and former UK ambassador and writer Craig Murray join #FreeTheTruth as we turn the spotlight onto the journalism of Julian Assange.
The ongoing extradition hearing in Old Bailey, London has huge significance in terms of freedom of the press, whistleblower protection, extraterritorial rights of the U.S. state and the public’s right to know about the crimes governments commit in their name including the rights of those tortured, maimed and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to know the truth about crimes undertaken by occupying forces.)
Also under the spotlight are the political motives of the prosecution, plus the covering up of war crimes, spying on Assange’s legally privileged conversations, Julian’s right to a fair trial and so on as detailed:
1) so throughly by Prof Nils Melzer, UN rapporteur on torture and arbitrary detention here.
2) by journalist Max Blumenthal (re the spying) here.
3) by historian Mark Curtis and journalist Matt Kennard at DeclassifiedUK re concerns about judicial conflicts of interest here (7 instances) here.
Hosted by Deepa Driver.
Be sure to watch the Consortium News daily reports on court proceedings and to read Craig Murray’s accounts in his daily series: ‘Your Man in the Public Gallery, at craigmurray.org and on Consortium News.