This week’s program focuses on the ongoing case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In the first half of the program, Mickey speaks with Gabriel and John Shipton, brother and father of Assange, about the forthcoming documentary, “Ithaka.” This film approaches the Assange case from the perspective of family members trying to win Assange’s freedom. Later in the program, journalist Kevin Gosztola discusses his soon-to-be published book on the Assange case, explains how it differs from other publications about the matter, and why his case matters so much for press freedoms around the world.
Gabriel Shipton is Julian Assange’s brother, and a professional film producer. John Shipton is the father of Gabriel and Julian. Information about the documentary, and their U.S. speaking tour, can be found here. Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of ShadowProof. He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from their beginning, as well as other press freedom and whistleblower cases dating back to Chelsea Manning. His new book on the Assange case, Guilty of Journalism, will soon be available from The Censored Press/Seven Stories Press March 7. Gosztola also writes at The Dissenter.
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