An insiders account of the contrasting role Ecuador has played in first protecting and now persecuting imprisoned journalist Julian Assange.
Despite the alarming precedent the persecution of Julian Assange sets for the future of journalism, mainstream media has conducted a brutal character assassination of the Wikileaks founder, currently in Belmarsh prison and facing potential extradition to the United States.
We are joined by former Ecuador embassy official Fidel Narvaez, who supported Julian Assange during his stay in the embassy after he was granted asylum by the then Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa. After Lenin Moreno assumed the Ecuadorian presidency the government’s position quickly became hostile towards Assange resulting in Moreno allowing British service agents into the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest Assange in April 2019.
Narvaez will be in conversation with Alborada co-editor Pablo Navarrete and journalist Matt Kennard (co-founder of Declassified UK), who has extensively covered the Assange case. They will also cover how the media has covered Ecuador’s role in the Assange case.
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