WikiLeaks, the Internet and Democracy

WikiLeaks, the Internet and Democracy

An update on the legal fight over the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, and the overall impact of Wikileak documents, social media, and the Internet on citizen empowerment

In London yesterday lawyers for WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange, argued against his extradition to Sweden. They say Swedish prosecutors have already had ample opportunity to question Assange about possible charges of sexual misconduct and that in Sweden he could not be guaranteed a fair trial. Supporters of Assange claim the probe is, in part, retaliation for the release of a thousands of classified documents - documents that have embarrassed U.S. diplomats and are also said to have played a role in recent protests in the Arab world. Join us for a discussion of Wikileaks, the internet and democracy


Ravi Somaiya

reporter, New York Times

Evgeny Morozov

cisiting scholar at Stanford University and
contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Marc Rotenberg

executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center

Michael Nelsen

visiting professor, in the department of Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at Georgetown University
and works closely with the Internet Society

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