Julian Assange: The threat of extradition and politics behind it

by | Jul 30, 2022 | World

From: The Listening PostThe case against Julian Assange is as political as it is legal; where does it go from here? Plus, the social media influencers shaping Kenya’s election.The High Court in the United Kingdom is debating whether Julian Assange can appeal his extradition to the United States. Press freedom advocates say handing him over would put journalists everywhere at risk.
Contributors:Tariq Ali – Author, In Defence of Julian AssangeBranko Marcetic – Writer, JacobinAnna Loll – Freelance journalistHolly Cullen – Adjunct professor of law, University of Western Australia
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An organisation set up by Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy has released a blacklist of politicians, academics and journalists it considers “pro-Russian propagandists”. Producer Johanna Hoes reports on the Ukrainian government’s Kremlin-esque approach to freedom of opinion.
Kenyan elections: Influencers & dangerous disinformation
As the Kenyan election race heats up, producer Ryan Kohls asks if politicians are paying influencers to push disinformation and dangerous propaganda.
Contributors:Odanga Madung – Fellow, MozillaWanjiru Nguhi – Coordinator, Fumbua InitiativeMac Otani – Digital strategist, Raila Odinga CampaignDennis Itumbi – Digital strategist, William Ruto Campaign

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