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Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange

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The British, Australian, Ecuadorian and US Governments have made an ad about Julian Assange’s arrest and it’s surprisingly honest and informative!

 

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-*- CREDITS

-- Produced by Patrons of the Juice Media

-- Written & created by Giordano for The Juice Media

-- Performed by Ellen x Voice by Lucy and Maria Paula (Ecuador)

-- Thanks to Lizzie, Micah, Scott, Clinton and Dbot for expert advice

-- Thanks to Adso, Damian and Matt-N for script feedback

-- Soundtrack by TwoMountains https://audiojungle.net/item/acoustic/13510039

-- Outro beat by Mozart x Eric Parsons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6JBBuNy8Oo

 

-*- KEY SOURCES & READING

-- US Charging Document: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/press-release/file/1153481/download

-- Excellent overview here by Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee: “The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom” https://theintercept.com/2019/04/11/the-u-s-governments-indictment-of-julian-assange-poses-grave-threats-to-press-freedoms/

-- Also excellent: Matt Taibbi, “Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters” https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/assange-arrest-charges-taibbi-821107/

-- Trevor Timm, “The Case Against Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere” https://medium.com/s/oversight/the-case-against-julian-assange-is-a-threat-to-journalists-everywhere-d6b76ac21cb8

-- Guy Rundle: “Assange is in the dock, but it’s investigative journalism on trial” https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/04/12/rundle-assange-court-wikileaks-journalism/

-- Statement by Assange’s lawyer: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/11/a_dark_day_for_journalism_wikileaks

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