JULIAN ASSANGE TO JOIN RT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA & POLITICS
MOSCOW, December 8, 2015 – WikiLeaks co-founder, whose exclusive RT interview caused an international media firestorm, will take part in a panel dedicated to information privacy and security in the digital age, via a live-link from his asylum at the Ecuador’s London embassy.
Assange will headline the session “Security or Surveillance: Can the right to privacy and effective anti-terror security coexist in the digital age?” Joining him in Moscow will be Philip Giraldi, former counter-terrorism specialist and CIA military intelligence officer, Annie Machon, whistleblower and former MI5 intelligence officer, noted CIA whistleblower Raymond McGovern and historian, author and strategic analyst Gregory Copley. Thom Hartmann, a prominent American progressive intellectual and media personality, who hosts the political discussion program “The Big Picture” on RT America, will moderate the discussion.
RT’s conference, titled “Information, messages, politics: the shape-shifting powers of today’s world,” brings together prominent politicians, foreign policy experts and media executives from around the world. They will discuss a wide range of international issues, including: Middle East security; the state of geopolitical power balance; the battle of media narratives; the role of Russia on the world stage; tradeoffs between information privacy and security at the time of a global terrorist threat; the evolution that the international news landscape has undergone over the last decade, and the role of media in addressing the challenges facing the world today.
The conference will take place in Moscow’s historic Metropol Hotel from 9:30 to 16:30 on Thursday, December 10, 2015 – the 10th anniversary of RT’s first news broadcast. To find out more about the event, press accreditation and how to attend, please go to http://conference.rt.com. Or contact Anton Konyaev: email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +7 (499) 750-00-75 ext. 2390.
RT is a global news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow, Washington, DC, and London. It is available to 700 million viewers worldwide. RT is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with more than 3 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to receive three nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award for News.