Naropa set to screen Julian Assange doc, on five-year anniversary of his imprisonment

Next Thursday marks five years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had his asylum withdrawn in Ecuador, and was officially incarcerated in a London prison. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, and came to international attention when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks exposing US Army activity.

There’s a screening in Boulder on Thursday, April 11th, of The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange, a documentary by Juan Passarelli.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio, who you hear on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. on KGNU, as well as activist Kendra Christian who founded Denver Action to Free Assange.

KGNU’s Jackie Sedley spoke with Naropa graduate student and event organizer Mary Fitzgerald about the documentary, and about the movement to “free” Assange.

“This [movement] is not about the person, a personality,” said Fitzgerald. “No one has to know anything about the person or like him or care about that individual. This is about our access to the truth and about what we know about going forward. It will permanently change our First Amendment if he’s convicted of crimes.”

Assange is still facing imminent extradition to the United States, and Fitzgerald said that Assange is being used as an example to scare journalists from publishing information that could incriminate powerful entities such as the United States government.

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    Assange Naropa Jackie Sedley

Event details:
April 11 at 6:30PM
Free and open to the public.
70 seats: First come, first served.
Naropa University
Wulsin Hall Student Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Jackie Sedley

Jackie Sedley


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