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Assange: WikiLeaks founder one step closer to extradition

The WikiLeaks founder suffers a setback in his legal fight against the US government’s extradition efforts. Plus, Turks turning to YouTube for their news.

A court in the United Kingdom greenlights Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States – Press freedom groups call it a “travesty of justice”, but the response from the mainstream media has been muted.

Tariq Ali – Co-editor, In Defence of Julian Assange; editor, New Left Review
Nils Melzer – UN Special Rapporteur on torture; author, The Trial of Julian Assange
Lester Munson – Senior associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Rebecca Vincent – Director of International Campaigns and UK Bureau director, RSF

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The Turks turning to YouTube

Independent journalists in Turkey, like Cüneyt Özdemir, are taking refuge online. Özdemir’s daily YouTube programme has become a staple for Turks – younger viewers – looking for journalism of a different kind.

Cüneyt Özdemir – Creator and host, Cüneyt Özdemir Show
Cansu Çamlibel – Former columnist, Gazete Duvar; Former editor-in-chief, Duvar English
Emre Kizilkaya – Turkish vice chair, International Press Institute; author, The New Mainstream Media Is Rising