Published on April 21, 2012
The controversial founder of WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange – best known for declassifying documents from US State Department – recorded last Tuesday an interview with Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa that will broadcast soon on Russian public TV channel Russia-Today (RT).
According to the news agency EFE, the announcement was made by the Ecuadorian president himself in his Saturday report, during which he also specified that the interview was carried out via video conference with Assange from England.
« Assange, who, because of all of this (WikiLeaks’ work) has been persecuted, slandered, and lynched by the media, has initiated a series of programs. He is recording them – they haven’t been aired yet – with Russia Today, which is a semi public channel from Russia that reaches an audience of 200 million people, » Correa informed.
The show will be called « The World Tomorrow » and will open with Assange’s interview to Correa, according to the Ecuadorian leader. However, Assange already made his debut last April 17 on Russian channel RT with an interview to the leader of the Shiite Lebanese group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, the first he has granted in six years.
The founder of Wikileaks is planning to record several episodes with interviews, in his own words ” to political actors, thinkers and revolutionaries from all around the world.” The interviews are recorded from the house in Eastern Great Britain where he has been under arrest for months.
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