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

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.

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Posted: 8th, December 2010 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment