CNN’s latest takedown of Julian Assange is rife with assertions that WikiLeaks worked in concert with Russian hackers. None of it is true, in fact, even the laziest Googling can disprove it.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
Outside Julian Assange’s latest extradition hearing was a man in protest. But, he wasn’t taking the Americans to task, his target was the media sent to cover it.
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
According to the UN, the treatment of Julian Assange absolutely constitutes torture. For not protecting him, the blame is also ours.