Veteran Journalist Andrew Fowler Denounces Australian Government’s Refusal to Defend Assange

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Global Research, February 23, 2020
World Socialist Web Site 21 February 2020

Andrew Fowler, an award-winning investigative journalist and long-time defender of Julian Assange, recently spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the imprisonment and persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher and its implications for genuine investigative journalism, press freedom and basic democratic rights. The following is an edited version of the discussion.

Fowler, who began his journalistic career in the UK, was chief of staff and acting foreign editor for the Australian newspaper, and a senior reporter and investigative television journalist for the Special Broadcasting Services’ “Dateline” program and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Four Corners” and “Foreign Correspondent.”

He is also the author of The Most Dangerous Man in the World: The inside story of WikiLeaks (2011) and Shooting the Messenger: Criminalising Journalism (2018), which details how post-911…

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2 thoughts on “Veteran Journalist Andrew Fowler Denounces Australian Government’s Refusal to Defend Assange”

  1. THIS MAY SOUND VERY STRANGE TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT ELECTIONS ARE FULL OF CRAP ANYWAY. SINCE OUR USA GOVERNMENT SO CALL THAT IS, HAS NOT BEEN OBSERVING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, SINCE WE HAVE HAD OBAMA BORN IN KENYA, AND TRUMP BORN IN SCOTLAND, AND BOTH OF THEM DEFEND EACH OTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS BORN OF UNITED STATES SOIL. IN ORDER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 36 YEARS OLD, BUT DEFINITELY BORN ON THIS SOIL, AND BOTH OF YOUR PARENTS WOULD HAVE HAD TO BE BORN ON THIS SOIL. JUST IN A MATTER OF THINKING I THINK JULIAN ASSANGE WOULD BE A BETTER CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA. THIS IS JUST A THOUGHT, SINCE WE HAVE NO ONE RUNNING THAT IS WORTH A DAMN ANYWAY, I THINK THAT JULAIN ASSANGE WOULD BE BETTER.

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