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Watching The World Tomorrow

18 Apr

I encourage readers to visit the RT (Russia Today) website and watch the debut episode of Aussie and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s chat show, The World Tomorrow.

I watched it live online last night.

And I will certainly be watching the subsequent weekly episodes.

Following is an excerpt from a (Western) news article about the show.

I wonder how many eyes will be opened, and minds awakened, as a result of the opportunities Assange’s show will evidently bring. To observe the demeanour, and hear the perspective of those whose opinions and beliefs our media either ignore, or censor, or misreport.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday made his debut as a chat show host on a Kremlin-funded channel with a deliberately shocking choice of first guest — the leader of Hezbollah.

While still under house arrest in London, the founder of the whistle-blowing website spoke via video link to Hassan Nasrallah, whom both the United States and Israel consider a “terrorist.”

Russia aired the show, called “The World Tomorrow,” with fanfare on its international RT news channel.

The multi-lingual channel, which makes no secret of giving the Russian take on world affairs and has the slogan “Question More,” built up anticipation by promising the first guest would outrage many.

“I won’t be surprised if after the first show the hawks want not just to shut down Assange but us as well,” channel director Margarita Simonyan wrote on her Twitter account, while stressing the guest was Assange’s choice.

In his introduction, Assange called Nasrallah “one of the most extraordinary figures in the Middle East,” and said he would examine why he is viewed by some as a “freedom fighter” and others as a “terrorist.”

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