WikiLeaks' Julian Assange To Host Talk Show While Under House Arrest

on April 13 2012 3:45 PM
Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will host a talk show featuring "politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries" on Russian government-controlled media outlet RT. Reuters

Heeeere's Julian!

Julian Assange, founder of government-secrets website WikiLeaks, will host a talk show that premieres Tuesday online and via broadcast from RT, a Russian government-controlled, English-language media outlet.

Assange's The World Tomorrow, featuring a theme song composed by British-Sri Lankan musician M.I.A., will consist of interviews with politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. Twelve installments of the program have been taped so far.

The host, still under house arrest in Britain as he fights extradition to Sweden on a rape charge, promises a frank and irreverent tone that will tap into the revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and ... 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,' WilkiLeaks said Friday.

The half-hour episodes will be shown weekly by RT, also known as Russia Today, on RT.com and the outlet's TV channels, in English, Arabic and Spanish. The show will be broadcast by cable and satellite in several countries. The Kremlin-funded RT hasn't been involved in the production process, Assange said.

Assange, through his company Quick Roll Productions, created the series from the English country manor where he has been detained since December 2010. He is awaiting a decision by the U.K. Supreme Court on his appeal of an extradition order to Sweden, where he is accused of rape and sexual assault involving two women.

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