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That is what freedom of the press is.
Journalists being hacked apart with saws in embassies, and publishers being forcibly dragged out of embassies to face years in jail for publishing, cannot become the new normal. With so many of the Five Eyes involved in this case, as part of your efforts to defend and extend the democratic freedom of the press and expression, I ask that you will use your good offices to call for this case to be immediately closed. Breaking the silence on Assange: More than 40 peace activists from Germany have shared a FreeAssange support video.
Shipton revealed that Assange had received a visit from his brother Gabriel several days earlier. He is still in fighting spirits, but his well-being is declining rapidly. Or you will lose him. The event follows a three-week installation of WeAreMillions, a photo campaign in support of Assange, which artists exhibited in Bergen.
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It reads:. It is people like you, great and small, fighting to save my life that keeps me going. We can win this! SRTorture investigation of Assange case:. See the letter, in Spanish, here PDF. The Australian government substantially strengthen Public Interest Disclosures Act and other legislation protecting whistleblowers, journalists and media organisations that publish material in the public interest; specifically, evidence of war crimes, corruption and human rights violations.
National security legislation must amended to decriminalise regular journalistic activity 35P of the ASIO Act, Division 4C of the Telecommunications Interception and Access Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press Submission 7 3 Act; Criminal Code Act, Part 5. Applications for, and the circumstances of the execution of warrants must be contestable and independently monitored; Crimes Act s. A federal bill of rights be enacted by parliament in order to protect freedom of speech in Australia. WSWS : You have previously said that if the media had spoken out when the Obama administration was developing its case against Assange and WikiLeaks then the current situation may not have happened.
Could you speak about this? It is only now, in the hands of the Trump Administration, that many people understand just how dangerous that is.
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I wonder if there had been more support from the media, and human rights groups had pushed back harder, whether this indictment would have been politically feasible. Can you comment on this, and is Julian aware of the growing support for his freedom internationally? It really does make a difference—Julian is heartened by it. Even though WikiLeaks is protected by the First Amendment, it will take a very long time to return to the United States for that legal argument to be ever made.
So the solidarity campaign is important in relationship to whatever happens to him in the meantime.
It is crucial that there is a social movement, here in this country and around the world, to call the powers to account on what this indictment means, not just for him but for all the media. We thank you for the massive support and strong reactions that have come, both from journalists and others. We take it as a signal that freedom of the press really means a lot to many.
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Our hope is that this will take us one step further in a necessary debate on press freedom and Assange, as it is a theme that seems to awaken strong opinions and feelings among more and more people. We have positive expectations for ENTRA, about a good continuation: we see the need for further debate around both press freedom and Julian Assange, and hope Media City can cover this with an event on August Having worked as a diplomat at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six out of the seven years that Julian Assange lived there as a political refugee, unlike others, I am privy to what actually happened there.
The story contains several substantive shortcomings and too many factual errors.