WikiLeaks, Assange and Defending Democracy
Join Lizzie O'Shea, Greg Barns, Bernard Keane, Scott Ludlam and Suelette Dreyfus for a discussion about the facts of the case against Julian Assange – founder of WikiLeaks– the role of media and government, and what the war on WikiLeaks represents.
Presented in partnership with WACA – WikiLeaks Australian Citizens' Alliance.
Lizzie is a Melbourne lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. She has worked with indigent prisoners on death row in the Deep South of the US and at the United Nations in Geneva.
Greg Barns is a barrister and writer. He is national president of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and practices in the areas of criminal law and human rights in Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. He is a member of the Bar in each of those jurisdictions.
Bernard has been Crikey’s correspondent in Canberra since 2008; he writes on politics, media and economics.
Scott Ludlam, an Australian Greens Senator from Western Australia, is the Greens spokesman on such issues as communications, housing, mining and nuclear power.