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Oooh, Julian Assange’s TV show is on the horizon

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.

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”.

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More
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  • Richard

    Are you high?

  • Caleb

    ” there’s no hint of WeChat, ”

    WeChat has been in app world for a while. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/18536566/

    Otherwise, nice review.


  • Tris

    Thanks for the review. Those of us who own the Q10 (myself included) must be perplexed at why it isn’t more popular. It does everything I want/need it to do, and extremely well. The build quality is excellent, and so is the OS. The device needs to be marketed directly to those who own Bolds. I liked mine, but the Q10 is lightyears better.

  • http://www.gearburn.com/ Steven Norris

    You are correct Caleb :) But when I finished up my review, it wasn’t there for me. It is now though. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Javi

    I think the BlackBerry Q10 is a much better phone than the iPhone 5. It may not have all the apps that iPhone or Android have, but it exceeds it in many more important ways. The speaker and audio quality of the Q10 is far better, the battery life is incredible, the physical keyboard is obviously amazing, the BlackBerry Hub ensures that you won’t miss a thing and that you stay connected, the screen is beautiful it may as well be a retina display, the camera takes beautiful pictures. Bottom line, you are not crazy for switching to the Q10, because it is a brilliant phone.

  • Drew White, Qsonics

    “I wish I could place one in your hands instead of describing it to you”

    Oh Steven,

  • http://www.gearburn.com/ Steven Norris

    Not defeat, but a hint of sadness because I think that BB has been judged unfairly, especially by me. If it can makes phones like this, everyone should buy one. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for the comment.