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This was inevitable, in fact I am a little surprised it took this long. Wikileaks infamous leader will be coming to a small screen near you in a few short days. At least that’s according to a tweet from the organisation’s official Twitter account.
THE WORLD TOMORROW:NEW ASSANGE TV SHOW AIRING ON Tuesday 17 April 2012Julian Assange has completed (cont) tl.gd/gunqv7
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 13, 2012
Assange — who has been under house arrest for 500 days — has completed shooting of a 12 episode television show that will air on RT, a Russian 24-hour television station. Titled, “The World Tomorrow“, the show’s first episode will be available online on 17 April after airing on RT.
In a statement released by Wikileaks, the group says:
“The World Tomorrow” is a collection of twelve interviews featuring an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. The world’s last five years have been marked by an unrelenting series of economic crises and political upheavals. But they have also given rise to the eruption of revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and to the emergence of new protest movements in the Euro-American world. In Julian’s words, the aim of the show is “to capture and present some of this revolutionary spirit to a global audience. My own work with WikiLeaks hasn’t exactly made my life easier”, says Assange, “but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas.”
For Assange, part of the show’s strength lies in its “frank and irreverent tone”. “My conviction is that power can only be transformed if it is taken seriously — but ordinary people must resist the temptation to defer to the powerful.”
Judging from the show’s trailer, a fair amount of the organisation and Assange’s struggle with governments will be covered by the show as well the reaction of mainstream media following Assange’s detention.
Watch the trailer and see a bit of the world according to Wikileaks and its leader. After all he is Julian Assange and he and his team have “exposed world secrets”.