Brisbane March 17: “The War On Wikileaks”

‘The War on WikiLeaks’ in Brisbane – Public Forum

16 Mar | Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy

Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam and activist Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, will join speakers at a Brisbane forum tomorrow analysing the campaign by governments and corporations to destroy the WikiLeaks website.

The War on Wikileaks

Saturday 17 March, Bleeding Heart Gallery, 166 Ann Street, Brisbane

Media Conference: 1.30pm

Forum: 2-4pm

Christine Assange – Activist and mother of Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange

Peter Black – Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

Nicole Jensen – Freelance event manager & social media consultant

Senator Scott Ludlam – Australian Greens Communications Spokesperson

The event will be webstreamed by http://kondoot.com/ and also available at this link http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/campaigns/wikileaks

The aggressive response of governments and corporations to the work of the publishing organisation WikiLeaks poses serious questions about the future of the internet, government transparency and freedom of speech.

WikiLeaks staff, in particular editor-in-chief Julian Assange, have been subject to a campaign of sustained harassment and surveillance. Corporations such as Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have imposed an economic blockade on the site, despite it having broken no laws. This has taken the focus away from the extraordinary window the leaks published by WikiLeaks have opened into the reality of government and corporate corruption, diplomacy and war.

We rely on the courage of journalists and publishers to expose the truth, and they need the rest of us to stand up for them when powerful interests are threatened. Join us for a conversation on war and WikiLeaks, and plug into the fascinating campaign for transparency and freedom of expression online.

Media Contact: Giovanni Torre – 0417 174 302

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