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US State Department Invites Julian Assange To Speak At World Press Freedom Day 2011

by | 8th, December 2010

IT’S UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in the USA, an events supported by the US State Department. The Day lasts three days May 1 May 3. It’s hosted in Washington D.C.. And guest speaker is surely Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Right? Says the blurb:

The theme is 21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers.

In light of the US cable leaks, the irony comes thick and fast:

The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of its diplomatic and development efforts.

Such as the head of the US State Department, Secretary of Stare Hillary Clinton ordering staff to spy on associates at the UN and report back via electronic communication.

Oh, do go on:

New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression.

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