WikiLeaks and free speech public forum

2 February 2011

Written by: Renee Tibbs

WikiLeaks has had a transformative effect on global politics and our attitudes to government power and responsibility. The fate of the organisation has powerful implications for the right to freedom of speech, and therefore, our understanding of democracy.

Julian Assange will face court in extradition proceedings next week. This will be a public meeting to hear speakers discuss Wikileaks and freedom of speech in the 21st century.

Speakers include:

Julian Assange – via an exclusive address recorded for this meeting

Jennifer Robinson – Assange’s UK lawyer live from London via videolink

Christopher Warren – Federal Secretary of Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Adam Bandt – Federal MP for Melbourne

Peter Gordon – Principal of Gordon Legal

Lizzie O’Shea – Melbourne public interest solicitor


The event will kick off at 6pm sharp Friday 4 February, at BMW Edge Theatre & Federation Square, cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets.

Registration not required but seating is limited, so get in quick if you want a seat.

More information can be found at the MEAA Alliance Online website.