WATCH: Assange & Pilger in Debate on ‘Propaganda, Facts and Fake News,’ Dec. 2, 2017

With Judgement Day in Julian Assange’s extradition case coming Monday, we look back at the 2017 Holberg Debate with Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood, discussing the presence of propaganda in news and social media.


WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, journalist, author & filmmaker John Pilger & Jonathan Heawood, CEO and founder of IMPRESS, the only press regulator recognized as independent under the UK Royal Charter, discuss propaganda in news and its implications for democracy.

About 00:11:00 Julian Assange

About 00:56:00 Questions for Julian Assange

About 01:19:00 Jonathan Heawood

About 01:43:00 John Pilger

About 02:17:11 Q&A Session

The Holberg Debate 2017 was a collaboration between the Holberg Prize, the Fritt Ord Foundation and Norwegian PEN (Western Norway).

Presented with permission from the Holberg Debates.

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3 comments for “WATCH: Assange & Pilger in Debate on ‘Propaganda, Facts and Fake News,’ Dec. 2, 2017

  1. January 2, 2021 at 10:27

    Julian Assange deserves to live. But more than that we need him. The planet needs him. As founder of WikiLeaks, a journalist and a publisher and speaker, he has given us a truthful and intelligent look at the world.

  2. January 2, 2021 at 09:06

    Assange points out that the establishment’s, both press and oligarch, fear of losing control of the people’s media consumption, through AI and the Internet, is one cause of their clamping down on Independent journalist.

  3. Jaq Spratt
    January 1, 2021 at 17:12

    Happy New year, not a very auspicious start. Not long after this, 2017 event, things began to crunch up a gear, US, UK, Ecuador,Spain…to ensure this type of thing didn’t happen again.

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