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This event will be held in Central London and will also be live-streamed. Please only book the ticket if you intend to attend in person. You do not need a ticket to attend the livestream.
Please join us to discuss how secret power is encroaching upon media freedom and democracy, particularly given the witchhunt against Assange.
Biographies of speakers:
Iain Overton is the Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence, a London-based conflict research charity. He was covered over two dozen wars and holds a PhD from the University of Portsmouth for his writing on guns and suicide bombings. A former BBC and ITN journalist, Overton’s human rights reporting has been awarded a Peabody Award, two Amnesty Awards, a OneWorld Media Award, a Prix Circom and a BAFTA Scotland. His work has also been shortlisted for 3 Royal Television Society Awards and a Foreign Press Association Award, among others. He worked with Julian on Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs release, overseeing documentaries that were shown on Channel 4, Al Jazeera and BBC radio.
Stefania Maurizi is an Italian investigative journalist working for the major Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, after 14 years working for the Italian newsmagazine l'Espresso and the Italian daily La Repubblica. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents since 2009. Among international journalists, she is the only one who has worked on all WikiLeaks secret documents, excepting the very few published by WikiLeaks without media partners. She is also the only journalist who has conducted multi-jurisdictional litigation to defend the right of the press to access the full documentation on Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks journalists.For her work on the WikiLeaks case she has been a commentator on media outlets like the Washington Post, BBC World Service, the Guardian, and various television and radio outlets.
Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British journalist.His reports and commentaries have appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, the Times and the New Statesman (London); The International Herald Tribune and Le Monde diplomatique (Paris); Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo); The National (Abu Dhabi); The Daily Star (Beirut); The Middle East Report and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (Washington); and The Irish Times (Dublin). He has contributed to many online sites, such as Middle East Eye, CounterPunch, Al-Jazeera and Electronic Intifada. He is the author of three books on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Today he provides regular commentary and analysis on the Middle East, and blogs about the media, propaganda, corporate malfeasance, the environment and global politics.
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