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Julian Assange will host his own TV show

Ten part series to be aired mid-March
Tue Jan 24 2012, 12:50

FOUNDER OF WIKILEAKS Julian Assange will host his own TV show, according to a statement on the whistleblowing web site.

The ten part series will see Assange interview "key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world". The theme for the show, which will be aired from mid-March, is imaginatively "the world tomorrow".

Although Wikileaks said that initial licensing commitments cover over 600 million viewers across cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks, it did not specify which networks will broadcast the show.

In a press release Wikileaks said, "Upheavals and revolutions in the Middle East have commenced an era of political change that is still unfolding. In the West, the deterioration of the rule of law has demonstrated the bankruptcy of once leading political institutions and ideologies. The internet has never been so strong, or so much under attack.

"At this pivotal moment there is an awareness of the need to radically rethink the world around us."

It referred to Assange as "one of the world's most recognisable revolutionary figures" and added, "Both a pioneer for a more just world and a victim of political repression, he is uniquely placed to catalyse a global discussion on how to go forward."

Assange said, "Through this series I will explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it. Are we heading towards utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths? This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before." µ


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