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The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

On Sunday, September 18, we will be screening “The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange” by Juan Passarelli at the Cleveland Park Library. Following the film, we’ll have a discussion of the Assange case and its implications for an independent press. Experts on the issue will be with us to answer questions.

Confirmed Speakers:
Daniel Ellsberg
James Goodale
Stefania Maurizi
John Kiriakou
Chip Gibbons
Moderator:  Joe Lauria
Tech Producer:  Cathy Vogan

Great news!  Consortium News is partnering with DC Action for Assange to make this event live online.  That means you can join the discussion, via the chat, from home if you prefer.  CN will embed the livestream on their website, and it can also be seen on their YouTube channel and their Twitter feed.  This event will be recorded.   Consortium News - YouTube  

Confronting the Myths

 Following the screening of Juan Passarelli's film, "The War on Journalism:  The Case of Julian Assange," CN editor Joe Lauria and a panel of experts will probe the myths surrounding Assange.  Is Assange a journalist?  Why was he accused of rape?  Is he a Russian agent?  Did he get Trump elected?  Did he hack a government computer or endanger the lives of informants?

Come prepared, virtually or in person, with your own questions. The 38-minute film is available free online (YouTube and Vimeo) and we encourage everyone to watch ahead of the scheduled event at their leisure and, hopefully, to join the discussion. 

You are welcome to send your questions ahead of time to our email and we will respond at the library event.  You can also request to be on our mailing list.  [email protected]

Sponsored by: DC Action for Assange and Consortium News.

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