"Governments Are Trying to Frighten Journalists": Fmr. Guardian Head Alan Rusbridger on Assange Case

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As Julian Assange awaits a decision from a British court on his possible extradition to the United States, Democracy Now! speaks with Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, who worked with Assange to publish hundreds of thousands of classified records from the U.S. acquired by WikiLeaks that document war crimes in the Middle East. “What the governments are now trying to do is to frighten journalists off,” says Rusbridger. “I think the world should wake up as to what the nature of the threat is going to be to mainstream journalism if this extradition is successful.”

Full article on the Democracy Now website at http://www.democracynow.org/2024/2/23/julian_assange_alan_rusbridger

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